Bellin Health offers H1N1, seasonal flu clinic

12/21/2009

GREEN BAY — Bellin Health Family Medical Center-De Pere East will host an H1N1/seasonal flu clinic Monday, Dec. 28 through Thursday, Dec. 31.

The clinic comes on the heels of the Wisconsin Department of Health Service’s decision to offer H1N1 flu vaccine to the general public as well as initially targeted, high-risk populations – children, pregnant women and people with chronic illnesses. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also encourages health care providers to open up vaccination to anyone who wants it.

Bellin’s H1N1/seasonal flu clinic – to be held at 555 Red Bird Circle, De Pere – will take place on:

• Monday, Dec. 28: 7 a.m.-3 p.m.
• Tuesday, Dec. 29: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
• Wednesday, Dec. 30: 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
• Thursday, Dec. 31: 7 a.m.-12 p.m.

Nationally, influenza activity continues to decline and visits to doctors for influenza-like illness and flu-associated hospitalizations are slowing as well, according to the CDC. Even so, vaccination against H1N1 and seasonal flu is vital, said Ellen Roy, an infection preventionist at Bellin Health.

“It’s the most reliable way we know to prevent infection against both types of influenza,” she said. “We offer injections and nasal versions of the H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccines.”

The vaccination clinic is open to the public, however, appointments are necessary.

For more information, or to schedule an appointment, please call (920) 445-7313.