The Wauwatosa Health Department will hire a full-time nurse position to help shoulder the extra workload it is facing from the swine flu pandemic and upcoming vaccination clinics.
The Common Council on Tuesday voted 14-1 to use an $119,000 federal grant to pay for the salary and benefits of a nurse over the next year.
The Health Department H1N1 vaccine clinics will be announced as soon as an adequate supply of vaccine becomes available.
When the clinics start, the follow population groups will be the first ones to be vaccinated: pregnant women; people with household contact and care-givers for children younger than 6 months; health care and emergency medical services personnel; people 25 through 64 years with a higher risk of medical complications from the flu; and people ages 6 months through 24 years.
- Wauwatosa Ask Now: Why are left-turn signals different at different times?
- Tosa school libraries gear up for fall introduction of 'makerspaces'
- Tosa West's We the People team reflects on nationals, yearly successes
- Transit officials: proposed BRT system could attract thousands of new riders
- Wauwatosa Business Notes: May 26
- Wauwatosa officer rescues seven ducklings trapped in storm sewer
- Wauwatosa Public Forum: Remember the fallen; voting in schools
- Wauwatosa Police Report: May 15 - 21
- Wauwatosa School Notes: May 26