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STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS URGE WISCONSIN RESIDENTS TO GET H1N1 VACCINE
Vaccine supplies are plentiful in Wisconsin
MADISONNoting that some southern states are reporting an
increase in new cases of H1N1 pandemic influenza, state health officials
today urged Wisconsin residents to get completely vaccinated against H1N1
if they have not already done so.
“We should not be complacent. The recent lull in influenza cases in
Wisconsin may be temporary,” said Dr. Seth Foldy, State Health Officer.
“Many of us have a little extra time during school spring break—we
should take advantage of the time by getting ourselves and our families
The novel H1N1 influenza virus emerged in spring 2009. Foldy said that
many children have not yet received their first recommended vaccine, and
even more children under age 10 lack the recommended second booster. Many
elderly have also not been vaccinated.
Foldy noted that the supply of H1N1 vaccine is plentiful throughout the
state. The vaccine is free and is available at doctors’ offices, local
health departments and some pharmacies.
“Vaccination is the best protection against getting the flu,” Foldy
said. “The H1N1 vaccine is very safe, and it can prevent hospitalization
There has been no recent increase in the rate of H1N1 influenza cases
in Wisconsin, but the virus continues to circulate, causing small numbers
Call 2-1-1 or visit pandemic.wisconsin.gov
to see where H1N1 and seasonal vaccinations are available in your
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Last Revised: July 12, 2010