Health Department

Our Shot for a Brighter Future! 

Does your child need a flu vaccine? Call the Greendale Health Department. Free for children thru  18 years of age until November 24, 2021.   Read the vaccine information statements found here: Vaccine Information Statement for Influenza Inactivated Vaccine or Vaccine Information Statement for Intranasal, Decide which vaccine is best for your child. After deciding which vaccine is best for your child, then print and fill out the permission form and bring to your appointment. Click here for form:  2021 to 2022 Child Flu Vaccine administration form.
Vaccine information for the adult vaccine is exactly the same as above. Adult vaccines will cost $30.00 cash or check only. 

Keep updated on this year's seasonal influenza
from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 
Get notified whenever any new or updated documents are posted anywhere on the CDC Flu Website.
CDC Featured  Podcasts 
Download free podcasts, many related to the seasonal flu.
FluView Weekly Summary
Get situational updates from  CDC's FluView report


Vaccine Booster Update (Instagram Post)

    The Greendale Health Department will have a  vaccine clinic for BOOSTER DOSES ONLY. Please  click on box below  to  register.

Moderna COVID Booster Vaccine Clinic Friday, December 3rd CLICK HERE TO REGISTER (1)

The Moderna Booster Dose has been authorized for use.  We will be holding booster clinics weekly, dependent on supply and demand.  We plan on releasing sign up information at least 48 hours prior to the clinic. Please click link below for vaccine in the community. 
If you are looking for a COVID-19 vaccine, visit to search by vaccine type, location, and distance from you.

⭐Here's what you need to know:
Effective 11/19/21:  Age 18 and older are eligible for a Moderna booster at 6 months or more after their initial series:
If you received the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, booster shots are recommended for anyone 18 and older who were vaccinated two or more months ago.
It was also approved for you to choose which vaccine you receive as a booster dose. Some may prefer to get a different booster than your original series (10/28/21).
Pfizer -BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine Booster Dose Approved 

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration updated the previous emergency use authorization (EUA) for the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine to allow for use of a single booster dose, to be administered at least six months after completion of the primary series in:

  • individuals 18  and older

This updated authorization only applies only to the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine.  The Greendale Health Department is only vaccinating with the Moderna vaccine.  For Pfizer vaccine availability, visit  to search by vaccine type and location (11/19/21). 

3rd Dose of COVID-19 Vaccine for Immunocompromised People
As of August 12, 2021, FDA authorizes additional vaccine dose for certain immunocompromised individuals* (only applies to Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 Vaccine and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccine)

*People with medical conditions or people receiving treatments that are associated with moderate to severe immune compromise
  • Active or recent treatment for solid tumor and hematologic malignancies (cancer)
  • Solid-organ or recent stem cell transplant recipient
  • Diagnosed with severe primary immunodeficiency
  • Advanced or untreated HIV infection
  • Active treatment with 
    • high-dose corticosteroids
    • Alkylating agents
    • antimetabolites
    • tumor-necrosis (TNF) blockers
    • other biologic agents that are immunosuppressive or immunomodulatory
  • Chronic medical conditions such as asplenia and chronic renal disease may be associated with varying degrees of immune deficiency.

-Individuals who meet the criteria for moderate to severe immune compromise are 1) more likely to get severely ill from COVID-19, 2) at higher risk for prolonged infection, 3) have lower antibody protection compared to non-immunocompromised people, 4) have lower vaccine effectiveness after 2 doses, 5) are more likely to transmit COVID to household contacts, and 6) are more likely to test positive for COVID-19 even after "fully vaccinated" with 2 doses. 

The CDC has released guidance regarding this authorization - if you have questions, you may call us at 414-423-2110.
-Please talk with your healthcare provider to make sure you are a good candidate for the third dose at this time. (8/20/21

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

Testing for COVID-19 is also one of several key strategies in this pandemic.  By utilizing strategies together in a layered approach, we have a chance to suppress this virus in our community.

When should I get tested?
You should get tested if you are feeling sick, even mild cold symptoms, or if you have been exposed to COVID-19 (if you are identified as a close contact, you will need to continue with your quarantine period, even if you test negative- as it may take 2-14 days for the virus to show up).(8/16/21)

But I am vaccinated! 
Fully vaccinated people with symptoms should get tested as soon as possible.  If you have been exposed to COVID-19, are fully vaccinated and have no symptoms, you should get tested 3-5 days after exposure and wear a mask in public indoor settings for 14 days or until you receive a negative test result from that test. (8/16/21)
What kind of test should I get?
Learn about the different types of COVID-19 tests below

Molecular Tests (PCR, NAAT, viral test): diagnostic test- tests for active COVID-19 infection, done by swabbing the nose or throat, or collecting saliva
Antigen Test (rapid test): diagnostic test- tests for active COVID-19 infection, done by swabbing the nose,  has reduced accuracy compared to molecular tests.
Antibody Test (blood test, serology test): not diagnostic- tests for past COVID-19 infection, done by drawing blood.  It can't diagnose current infection or assume immunity to COVID-19 if antibodies are present.(8/16/21)
At Home Test : The FDA has authorized more COVID-19 tests, like at-home tests, giving Americans more options for COVID-19 testing.  While at-home tests are a good screening tool, Wisconsin DHS expects that if you test positive on an at-home test, you will report the result to public health.  It is encouraged that you will obtain follow-up testing using a lab-based test (ideally a molecular test) within 48 hours to either confirm or override at-home test result. (9/9/21)

Where should I go for testing?
Healthy MKE is a website for Milwaukee County about COVID-19 testing, and vaccinations.  There is a tool to help you find a testing location that meets your needs.

The following locations are also within a 5 mile radius of Greendale:
Summit Clinic Labs-Milwaukee South is located at 7358 W Rawson Ave.  They do PCR testing, accept all ages, and no appointments required.
Zia COVID Testing is located at 2741 W. Layton Ave.  They do PCR testing and appointments are required, schedule online or call 414-839-5795.
Hayat Pharmacy- Layton Ave is located at 805 W. Layton Ave.  They offer rapid antigen, regular PCR, and same day PCR.  Appointments are required- call 414-483-0000

Choose immune-boosting nutrients!
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These nutrients play a role in boosting the immune system:

  • Beta carotene
    Beta carotene is found in plant foods, such as sweet potatoes, spinach, carrots, mangoes, broccoli and tomatoes.
  • Vitamin C
    Vitamin C-rich foods include citrus fruits, berries, melons, tomatoes, bell peppers and broccoli.
  • Vitamin D
    Vitamin D is found in fatty fish and eggs. Milk and 100% juices fortified with vitamin D also are good sources.
  • Zinc
    Zinc tends to be better absorbed from foods such as beef and seafood, but it's also found in plant-based sources, including wheat germ, beans, nuts and tofu.
  • Probiotics
    Probiotics are good bacteria that promote health. You'll find them in cultured dairy products, such as yogurt, and in fermented foods, such as kefir and kimchi.
  • Protein
    Protein comes from animal and plant sources, including milk, yogurt, eggs, beef, chicken, seafood, nuts, seeds, beans and lentils.

Keep the immune system strong all year long!

  • Focus on a balanced eating plan.
    Don't skip meals so your body stays well-fueled. Aim for five to seven servings of vegetables and fruits daily to provide those immune-boosting vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. A serving of fruit is one medium piece of fresh fruit, one cup of berries or melon, or one-half cup of canned fruit packed in its own juice. A serving of vegetables is one-half cup cooked or one cup raw. Getting these nutrients from foods versus vitamin or mineral supplements is always best. Many herbal remedies are marketed to help fight colds or shorten their duration, but check with a health care provider before taking any supplements or medications. And don't forget fluids. Remember to drink adequate fluids throughout the day. Plain water is best.
  • Crack down on spreading germs.
    Good hygiene and hand-washing help prevent the spread of germs. Remember to wash produce before eating or using in recipes. Clean glasses, forks, spoons and other utensils to reduce the spread and growth of bacteria.
  • Increase sleep, reduce stress.
    Getting adequate sleep and managing stress can be just as important as healthy eating to ward off the flu. Research demonstrates that lack of sleep and increased stress contribute to illness and overall poor health, so:
    -Adults should get seven to nine hours of sleep each day, while children need eight to 14 hours, depending on their age.
    -Healthy ways to cope with stress include meditating, listening to music or writing.
    -Physical activity is another strategy to manage stress and may reduce the risk of some chronic diseases that can weaken your immune system (11/19/21)

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