(WFRV) – The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is asking Wisconsin residents to get vaccinated against the flu.
Officials are saying that the flu will likely make a comeback in the coming months and that a flu vaccine is one of the options to prevent the number of cases.
“This fall and winter, the flu is likely to make a comeback, and I encourage all Wisconsinites to protect themselves by getting vaccinated,” says Paula Tran, State Health Officer and Administrator of the DHS Division of Public Health.
The DHS says the flu vaccine is strongly recommended for those six months old and up. There are also those who are at greater risk of getting seriously sick if they get the flu, including:
- Children under six months old
- Pregnant people
- People 65 years old and up
- People with chronic health conditions, such as asthma or heart disease
More information on the flu vaccine can be found on the DHS’s website.