Green Bay – Flu season is underway, and Prevea Health encourages community members to get a flu shot, as it is the most important step in preventing the disease.
 
The flu shot fights a different group of flu viruses each year; therefore, it’s important to be vaccinated yearly. Flu shots are especially important for young children, pregnant women, people age 65 and older, and people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes, or heart and lung disease. Yearly flu shots should begin soon after the flu vaccine is available, ideally by October. However, getting vaccinated later in the season can still be beneficial, as flu viruses may still be circulating.
 
Prevea Health is now offering flu vaccines at all locations in the Green Bay, Sheboygan and Oconto regions. Click here for locations and hours. Call (920) 496-4700 to schedule an appointment.
 
In addition to receiving the flu shot:
  • Cover nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze.
  • Wash hands with hot water and soap often, especially before you eat. Or, use alcohol-based sanitizer.
  • Avoid touching the eyes, nose and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect surfaces that may harbor flu germs.
  • Eat a balanced diet to keep your immune system healthy.
  • Get enough exercise.
Flu symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, body aches, headaches, chills, fatigue, diarrhea and vomiting. If you or someone you know may have the flu, stay home, treat the fever and contact your health care provider if necessary.
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About Prevea Health
Prevea Health’s mission is to care for people with passion, pride, and respect. Founded in 1996, Prevea Health partners with HSHS St. Vincent Hospital and HSHS St. Mary’s Hospital Medical Center in Green Bay, HSHS St. Nicholas Hospital in Sheboygan, HSHS St. Clare Memorial Hospital in Oconto Falls, HSHS Sacred Heart Hospital in Eau Claire and HSHS St. Joseph’s Hospital in Chippewa Falls, to provide access to more than 200 physicians in more than 60 specialty areas. Prevea has more than 40 locations throughout Northeast Wisconsin and Western Wisconsin’s Chippewa Valley region. For more information, visit www.prevea.com.