Juneau County Health Department
STATE HEALTH OFFICIALS URGE WISCONSIN RESIDENTS TO GET FLU SHOTS TO PROTECT AGAINST INFLUENZA
As 20 people, including children and the elderly, have already been hospitalized in Wisconsin due to seasonal influenza this flu season, state health officials are encouraging Wisconsin residents to get flu shots to help protect against seasonal influenza. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, everyone aged six months and older should be vaccinated annually. Flu season for Wisconsin generally runs from late October to May, with peak activity around late January or early February.
Learn more about the flu and how you can prevent it at http://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/communicable/influenza/
City of Elroy Emergency Chlorination Order
Juneau County Health Department officials have received notice of an emergency chlorination of the City of Elroy water supply. The chlorination began on Monday, 9/22/14 at 8:00 a.m. Your water is safe to drink at this time. As a precautionary measure, any ice cubes, beverages, baby formula, or other uncooked food items made with the water between 9/16/14 and 9/22/14 should be discarded and their containers or icemakers cleaned. If you have any questions, please contact the Juneau County Health Department at 608-847-9373.
2014 Seasonal Flu and Pneumonia Clinic Schedule
Influenza is a highly contagious respiratory illness. Symptoms include fever, chills, headache, aching muscles and joints, and a sore throat. The flu season usually runs from November through April with peak time being January or February.
Annual vaccination is recommended for all persons over 6 months of age. Vaccines available through the health department. Please see flier below for more information.
Affordable Care Act Tobacco Cessation Guidance Toolkit
The American Lung Association has launched a new online toolkit with materials related to the Affordable Care Act guidance on coverage of tobacco cessation medications and counseling.
Please visit the website below for more information:
School Has Started—Is Your Child Fully Vaccinated?
Make sure your children are up-to-date on vaccines before sending them back to school. School-age children, from preschoolers, to middle schoolers, to college students, need vaccines. Use CDC’s online resources and tools to check the recommended vaccines for your children. Get your children to the doctor if you discover they need vaccines to protect them against serious diseases. For more information visit: http://www.cdc.gov/Features/CatchUpImmunizations/
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220 East State Street
Courthouse Room 104
Mauston, Wisconsin 53948
Monday through Friday
Fax Number: 608-847-9407
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