Mayor Barrett, local officials encourage flu vaccinations

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MILWAUKEE (WITI) — On Wednesday, Oct. 30, Mayor Tom Barrett and local officials rolled up their sleeves to share a message that getting vaccinated against the flu protects you, your family, and your co-workers.

Influenza (the flu) is among the most common contagious respiratory illnesses in the United States. Though common, it can be serious, leading to hospitalization and sometimes death.

The vaccine is recommended for all individuals over 6 months of age, especially those at greatest risk for serious complications including adults 65 and older, children younger than 5, and pregnant women.

A limited number of seasonal flu vaccines will be available to all ages on a first-come, first-served basis during the event.