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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Vaccines are an important step in protecting us against serious, sometimes deadly, disease.  Remember that vaccines are recommended throughout our lives to help keep us healthy.  Find out more at or

Preteens and Teens:  Ensure a healthy future with vaccines

Could you be at risk for a fall.... and not know it?

Many of us are unaware of the changes in our health that could put us at risk for a fall.  Join us for a 3-part series to help identify changes that put us at risk and how to make improvements so that we can Stay Active, Be Confident!


Episode I - Could I be at risk?




Flooding can happen at any time.  The Wisconsin Flood Toolkit is an excellent all-in-one resource containing:

Know Your Fall Risk

Take our Fall Risk quiz.  Visit our Falls Prevention page for more information.













Milk Depot

The Winnebago Count Health Department in Oshkosh is proud to be a milk depot for the Mothers' Milk Bank of the Western Great Lakes. For more information, contact Allison or Barb at 920-232-3000.

National Influenza Vaccination Week December 7-13, 2014

National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination.  NIVW is December 7-13, 2014.


Turkey Food Safety Tips

As the holidays approach, the Winnebago County Health Department would like to offer a few tips on food safety to prevent food borne illness.

Ebola Virus

The likelihood of an Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) case in Winnebago County is very low, however, we are taking precautions by working with all of our local healthcare systems in preparedness planning and evaluating travelers who have returned from Africa.


If a case is suspected, we have processes in place to notify the local hospital as wwell as first responders.  We would also receive support from the State Department of Health Services and the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).


Lake Winnebago Water Quality Advisory for Blue-Green Algae

Winnebago Health Department declares a WATER QUALITY ADVISORY for Lake Winnebago due to blue-green algae blooms.  Visual and laboratory confirmation by the WI-DNR indicate high concentrations of blue-green algae on some Lake Winnebago west shore areas in Oshkosh.  Blue-green algae may also be impacting other areas so it is important to look at the water before entering, particularly before letting children and pets go in the lake.





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