The Monroe County Health Department is offering residents a quick and easy way to get a flu shot this week.
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“This flu season is predicted to be quite heavy hitting to be quite frank,” said Meghan Buechel, an Infection Preventionist with Gundersen Health System in La Crosse. “We know last year was a very mild year in terms of a flu season and because of that we know many people in the community do not have immunity to the types of flu that we will likely see.”
From October 1, 2020 to October 2, 2021, Wisconsin recorded just 100 confirmed cases of influenza. That was down from the 36,175 cases the state saw during the 2019-20 flu season.
Gundersen Health System is providing one stop shopping for both the third dose of the COVID vaccine as well as your seasonal flu shot
The U.S. is gearing up in case of a bad flu season on top of the continuing COVID-19 crisis.
The Mayo Clinic Health System opened a flu vaccine clinic in La Crosse on Tuesday from 8 a.m. until 5:30 p.m., ahead of the flu season.
Based on recommendations from the CDC and FDA, Gundersen Health System plans to start providing eligible groups a third dose of the Pfizer vaccine at all of its locations where they offer vaccinations.
Winona Health plans to start offering free flu shots at a walk-in clinic starting on October 4.
COVID-19 has now killed about as many Americans as the 1918-19 Spanish flu pandemic did — approximately 675,000. The U.S. population a century ago was just one-third of what it is today, meaning the flu cut a much bigger swath through the country. But the COVID-19 crisis is by any measure a colossal tragedy in