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North Shore Health Department Highlights 10/8/2019


We are a month into the 2019-2020 flu season. Flu or influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization or even death for some individuals. During last year’s flu season, 29 influenza related hospitalizations of North Shore residents were reported to the Health Department and there has been one this year already. Every flu season is different, which is why we recommend an annual seasonal flu vaccine as the best way to protect against the flu. Vaccination has been shown to lower the risk of flu-related illnesses, hospitalizations and even flu-related death. There are many vaccine options to choose from, but the most important thing is for all people 6 months and older to get a flu vaccine every year. If you have questions about which vaccine is best for you, talk to your doctor or other health care professional.


If you have questions about this year’s flu season, the CDC has more information at: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/faq-flu-season-2019-2020.htm

The North Shore Health Department is hosting a number of flu clinics this fall.

See below for details on where and when these clinics will occur.

Walk-in Flu Clinics (No appointment necessary)

Regular flu vaccine prices apply at walk-in clinics and scheduled flu vaccine appointments. See website nshealthdept.org for more details

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

7:30 am – 4:00 pm

Shorewood Office

Monday, October 14, 2019
7:30 am – 4:00 pm
Brown Deer Office

Saturday, October 19, 2019 (At this clinic only, we are offering the flu vaccine for children ages 2-18 years for $10).
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Nicolet High School Cafeteria

Tuesday, October 29, 2019

3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

North Shore Library

Wednesday, November 13, 2019

1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Brown Deer and Shorewood Offices

Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.  

Thursday, October 10, 3-4:30 p.m., Shorewood

Tuesday, October 15, 7:30-9:00 a.m., Shorewood

Wednesday, October 16, 3:30-4:30 p.m., Brown Deer

Tuesday, October 29, 3:30-4:30 p.m., North Shore Library

Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required; 8-10:00 a.m.)

Blood analysis for cholesterol, glucose and triglycerides, blood pressure, weight check and a nurse consultation. Please call the NSHD for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

 

Wednesday, October 16th, Brown Deer

Tuesday, October 22nd, Shorewood

Wednesday, November 20th, Brown Deer

Tuesday, November 26th, Shorewood

 

Upcoming Blood Pressure Screening (walk-ins welcome – no appointment necessary)

Thursday, October 17, 12:30-1:00 p.m., LX Club (WFB Women’s Club, 600 E. Henry Clay St.)

Tuesday, October 22, 1:30-2:30 p.m., WFB Sr. Center (5205 Lydell Avenue)

Wednesday, October 23 , 3:30-4:30. p.m. NSHD Shorewood Office 2010 E. Shorewood Blvd

 

For the most up-to-date information on pricing, upcoming clinics and screenings, visit the Clinics page of our website at: http://www.nshealthdept.org/Clinics



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North Shore Health News

First Human Case of West Nile Reported in Wisconsin in 2019

Tthe Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is advising residents to continue to protect themselves against mosquito bites as it announces this year's first confirmed human case of West Nile Virus (WNV) in a resident in Northeastern Wisconsin on September 11th, 2019.


Severe Pulmonary Disease Among Adolescents who Reported Vaping

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services and local health departments are investigating a cluster of people with severe lung disease who all reported recent vaping. Learn more about the investigation at: https://www.dhswisconsin.gov/outbreaks/index.htm.


Environmental Protection Agency's 2018 BEACH Report

The EPA’s Beach program provides funding to monitor 3,943 coastal recreation beaches in the United States. As part of this program, the North Shore Health Department monitors three of these at Atwater, Klode, and Doctors Park. See for the full EPA report: https://www.epa.gov/sites/production/files/2019-07/documents/beach-swimming-season-report-2018.pdf.


 Kids in Crisis: You're Not Alone 

Documentary on youth mental health produced in partnership with the USA Today Network-Wisconsin and Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Four young people share their mental health journeys in hopes of encouraging others to get help for their mental health challenges. See video at PBS.org.



Business Owners:

We have learned of recent cases where people, posing as health inspectors, obtain financial information or force payment of unpaid fees. In some cases, the impostor has cited inspection reports. As always, it is important to verify that a health inspector is who they claim to be by checking their ID and obtaining a business card. As a reminder, we will not ask for financial information, nor will we accept payment by credit or debit card in person or over the phone. If you encounter potentially fraudulent activity by an individual claiming to work for the North Shore Health Department or North Shore Environmental Health Consortium, or if you would like to verify identity of an inspector, please call us at 414-371-2980.


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State Health Agency Announces Free HIV Testing Now Available at Select Walgreens Pharmacies in Milwaukee

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) today announced a collaborative effort with Walgreens to provide free rapid HIV testing for anyone 18 years of age or older, with or without health insurance, at five Walgreens pharmacies in Milwaukee.

The rapid HIV testing is now available at the following Walgreens pharmacy locations in Milwaukee:

7171 N Teutonia Ave.
370 E Capitol Dr.
2826 N MLK Dr.
3522 W Wisconsin Ave.
2625 W National Ave.
Find out more about the importance of getting tested for HIV at GetTestedMKE.com.


Our Mission

In partnership with the communities we serve, the North Shore Health Department assures, promotes, and protects the health and safety of the people in the North Shore.

Contact NSHD

The North Shore Health Department offices are staffed Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:30pm. Please contact us at (414)371-2980 during our regular business hours or e-mail us at nshd@browndeerwi.org 

If you have an urgent public heath need during non-office hours, please call the Bayside Communications Center's non-emergency number at (414) 351-9900 and the appropriate public health authorities will be notified.