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NORTH SHORE HEALTH DEPARTMENT NEWSLETTER

 HIGHLIGHTS 


Meningococcal disease can refer to any illness that is caused by the type of bacteria called Neisseria meningitidis. These illnesses are often severe and include infections of the lining of the brain and spinal cord and bloodstream infections. The bacteria are spread with respiratory and oral secretions such as saliva or nasal secretions. Meningococcal disease can be treated with antibiotics, but quick medical attention is extremely important. Signs and symptoms include:
  • Sudden onset of high fever, headache, vomiting, stiff neck, and a rash
  • Sensitivity to light, sleepiness, confusion, seizures
Anyone can get meningococcal disease but it is most commonly seen in children less than 5 years old and in individuals 16 to 21 years of age. Keeping up to date with recommended vaccines is the best defense against meningococcal disease. The vaccine recommendations are as follows:
  • Quadrivalent Meningococcal Conjugate Vaccine (protects against serogroups A, C, W, and Y) - all 11 to 12 year olds should be vaccinated with this vaccine. It is also recommended that children get a booster dose at age 16 to continue to have protection during the years when they are at highest risk.
  • Serogroup B Meningococcal Vaccine- Individuals 16 to 23 years of age may also be vaccinated with a serogroup B meningococcal vaccine (Bexsero or Trumenba). Two or three doses are needed depending on the brand. This vaccine is routinely recommended to people who are at high risk such as a disease outbreak. It is best to discuss the need for this vaccine with your physician.
Other meningococcal vaccine recommendations for adults 56 and older and children 2 months to 10 years old are available on http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/mening/who-vaccinate.htm
 

HEALTH TRENDS 


The following table shows the most common confirmed communicable diseases in the north shore from the 2015 annual report. 

OCTOBER HIGHLIGHTS


Wednesday October 5th was International Walk to School Day. Learn more

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Learn more 

October 22 was National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day. Learn more 

October 23-29th is National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week. 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.

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016-10:00 am to 11:00 am- Brown Deer 
Thursday, November 10th, 2016-3:00 pm to 4:30 pm- Shorewood 
Tuesday, November 15th, 2016- 7:30 am to 9:00 am- Shorewood 
Wednesday, November 16th, 2016-3:30 pm to 4:30 pm- Brown Deer
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016- 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm- 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, November 16th, 2016- 8:00 am to 10:00 am- Brown Deer
Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016- 8:00 am to 10:00 am- Shorewood

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

Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016- 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm- Shorewood 
Tuesday, November 29th, 2016- 3:30 pm to 4:00 pm- North Shore Library 

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


Walk-in Flu Clinics- Individuals 3-18 years of age only- Click here to view the flyer

The health department is offering the flu shot for $10 per child. 

Adults are welcome! Please visit our website for prices-http://www.nshealthdept.org/Clinics.aspx 

The walk-in clinic dates are as follows:

  • Thursday, October 27th-3:00pm to 4:00pm– Shorewood and Brown Deer
  • Friday, October 28th– 10:00am to 12:00pm– Shorewood
  • Friday, October 28th- 3:00pm to 4:00pm- Brown Deer 
  • Wednesday, November 2nd-3:00pm to 4:00pm– Shorewood and Brown Deer
  • Thursday, November 3rd– 3:00pm to 4:00pm– Shorewood and Brown Deer
  • Thursday, November 10th-3:00pm to 4:30pm– Shorewood and Brown Deer

U P C O M I N G  E V E N T S 

Dementia Education Series 
Caring for someone with dementia? Check out the education series, held at the Shorewood, WI Village Hall. Click here for more information


Car Seat and Booster Safety Check
Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 from 3:00pm to 6:00pm come and get your car seat checked at North Shore Fire/Rescue, Station 82, 5901 N. Milwaukee River Pkwy.,Glendale, WI 53209. Click here to learn more. 

Raising Resilient Children in Challenging Times 
Join Dr. Robert Evans at the University School of Milwaukee Tuesday, November 15th, 2016 from 7:00pm to 8:15pm. Click here to learn more. 

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4800 W Green Brook Drive 
Brown Deer, WI 53223 

2010 E Shorewood Blvd
Shorewood, WI 53211

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