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NORTH SHORE HEALTH DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER

H I G H L I G H T S 
Each year, thousands of adults suffer illness, are hospitalized or even die due to vaccine preventable diseases. Take charge of your health and help protect those around you by asking about vaccines at your next doctor’s visit. All adults need immunizations to help them from getting and spreading serious diseases. Some of those vaccines include a seasonal flu vaccine, Tdap to prevent against whooping cough, and a Td (tetanus, diphtheria) booster every 10 years.

The Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention also recommends pneumococcal vaccination for all adults over 65 years of age. Each year in the United States, pneumococcal disease causes thousands of infections, such as meningitis, bloodstream infections and pneumonia.  This new recommendation urges all adults over 65 to get vaccinated with both types of pneumococcal vaccines. The two types of pneumococcal vaccines include:

PCV13 (Prevnar 13): One dose of PCV13 is recommended for all adults 65 years or older who have not previously received the vaccine. A dose of PPSV23 should be given at least one year later. For adults 65 years or older who have already received one or more doses of PPSV23, the dose of PCV13 should be given at least one year after receiving the most recent dose of PPSV23.

PPSV23 (Pneumovax 23): One dose of PPSV23 is recommended for all adults 65 years or older. People 65 and older should get a dose even if they have received one or more doses of the vaccine before they turned 65.

The North Shore Health Department is working towards improving adult immunization rates. The health department is working with skilled nursing and assisted living facilities in the North Shore in order to improve the percentage of adults ≥65 receiving a dose of PCV13 and PPSV23. 

Vaccine recommendations/doses may vary depending on your health condition, age, lifestyle, or occupation. See your primary health care provider to determine which vaccines you need.

To learn more, visit https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/index.html

HEALTH TRENDS 

*The data for adults over 65 years who were immunized was gathered from the Wisconsin Immunization Registry. The 2010 census was used to compare the population of individuals over 65 in the North Shore. 

FLU ACTIVITY

According to figures from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) there are 936 confirmed cases of influenza in Wisconsin, compared to 176 during the same period last year.” and “Health officials say it’s not too late to get a flu shot. Visit this link to learn more: https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/news/releases/022217.htm
 


FEBRUARY HIGHLIGHTS


February is American Heart Month.  Learn more

Find help for someone who is struggling with addiction. Learn more 

Are you at risk for developing high blood pressure?. Learn more 

Vitamin D is important for overall health and strong and healthy bones. Learn more

 

C L I N I C S 

Upcoming Immunization Clinics (appointment required) - Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Thursday, March 9th-3:00-4:30pm-  
Shorewood 
Tuesday, March 14th-10:00-11:00am-
Brown Deer 
Wednesday, March 15th-3:30-4:30pm-
Brown Deer
Tuesday, March 21st-7:30-9:00am-
Shorewood
Tuesday, March 28th-3:30-4:30pm-
North Shore Library


Upcoming Adult Health Clinics (appointment required) – Blood analysis for cholesterol, glucose and triglycerides, blood pressure, weight check and a nurse consultation.
Please call the North Shore Health Department for an appointment at 414-371-2980.

Wednesday, March 15th– 8:00-10:00am-
Brown Deer
Tuesday, March 28th – 8:00-10:00am-
Shorewood 


Upcoming Blood Pressure Screenings (walk-ins welcome – no appointment necessary)

Tuesday, February 28th - 1:30pm-2:30pm- Lydell Community Center (5205 N Lydell Ave, Whitefish Bay)
Wednesday, March 1st -  12:45pm-1:15pm- Lois & Tom Dolan Community Center (4355 W. Bradley Rd, Brown Deer
Wednesday, March 22nd – 3:30-4:30pm--Shorewood  

 
**The blood pressure clinic at the North Shore Library has been discontinued.

Can't get out for your flu shot?
Flu vaccinations available for home bound residents of the North Shore- Bayside, Brown Deer, Fox Point, Glendale, River Hills, Shorewood and Whitefish Bay. Call the health department and schedule your appointment today! View the flyer here

U P C O M I N G  E V E N T S 

Our Kids are NOT Broken-A workshop to help our children thrive

Tuesday, March 21st  8:30am-11:45am at The Harry and Rose Samson Family JCC
6255 N. Santa Monica Blvd., Whitefish Bay

Join us as we gain insights from Dr. Kenneth Ginsburg, M.D., M.S. Ed, a pediatrician specializing in Adolescent Medicine at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and a Professor of Pediatrics at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine.
 

My Two Elaines: Learning, Coping, and Surviving as an Alzheimer's Caregiver

Wednesday, March 8th, 10:00 AM
at the Shorewood Village Center, 3920 N Murray, Shorewood, WI 53211

Former Governor Marty Schreiber will discuss his book on the topic of caring for a loved one with dementia. Two Shorewood caregivers will add their perspectives on, “What I wish I had known at the beginning...”


Car Seat Recycle Day
Saturday, April 22, 2017
10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
North Shore Fire/Rescue Station 82
5901 N. Milwaukee River Pkwy, Glendale, WI 53209

Is your child’s car seat or booster seat:

  • Over 6 years old?
  • From a garage sale or thrift store?
  • Involved in a car crash?
  • Damaged?
  • Not being used?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, please help get these car seats out of use. They could be putting children at risk of injury.

Bring your old, used or damaged car seats to Car Seat Recycle Day. For more information visit www.safekidswi.org

Help us Take 1 Billion Steps

Help us take 1 Billion Steps by the end of National Public Health Week! Walking is one of the easiest ways to improve your health — and it’s more fun if we do it together. That’s why the North Shore Health Department is participating in APHA’s 1 Billion Steps Challenge. We’ve created a team called "North Shore Health Department." When you join you’ll be able to track how many steps you take, see total steps for our team and the collective progress of all teams toward the goal of 1 Billion steps. You can sync your step counting device or enter steps manually if you don’t have a device. So register today, and let’s get walking! We’ll have a lot of fun, improve our heath, and walk more than any other team! Join today! Get the link on our website at nshealthdept.org
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