Health & Fitness File, Feb. 1

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Western Racine County Health Department

RADON INFORMATIONAL MEETING: Learn about the risks of radon, testing procedures and mitigation. 6 p.m. today. Free. Test kits will be sold for $5 cash or check. Aurora Wellness Center, 300 McCanna Parkway, Burlington.

Health Care Network Inc.

FREE FLU SHOTS FOR UNINSURED: Health Care Network Inc., 904 State St., will identify uninsured Racine County residents and provide them with a free flu shot voucher which will be good until April 15. These vouchers will be redeemable at any Walgreens location that offers flu shots. For more information, call Health Care Network Inc. at (262) 632-2400.

Karen Yontz Women's Cardiac Awareness Center

HEART HEALTH FOR WOMEN: Presented by registered nurse Julie O'Neill of the Karen Yontz Women's Cardiac Awareness Center, understand and identify risk factors for heart disease and take preventive strategies to offset the risk factors. 7 p.m. Feb. 8. Free. Burlington Public Library, 166 E. Jefferson St., Burlington. For more information, call (262) 342-1130 or email jrockwel@burlington.lib.wi.us.

Central Racine County Health Department

ADULT VACCINES: For a limited time, reduced-cost adult vaccines will be available. Vaccines include hepatitis A, hepatitis B, MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), varicella (chickenpox), Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis), Td (tetanus, diphtheria) and HPV human papillomavirus). HPV is now available for both men and women. Adult vaccines are available at the regularly scheduled immunizations clinics or by appointment.

CHILDREN'S VACCINES: Children immunizations include DTaP, polio, Hib, MMR, hepatitis B, hepatitis A, varicella, meningococcal, HPV (now available to girls and boys) and Tdap. Childhood vaccines are available at the regularly scheduled immunization clinics.

All clinics will be held at the Central Racine County Health Department, 10005 Northwestern Ave. (second floor of the U.S. Bank building), Caledonia. The immunization schedule is:

• First Thursday of the month, 4-5 p.m.

• Second Monday of the month, 4-5:30 p.m.

• Third Thursday of the month, 10-11 a.m.

• Fourth Thursday of the month, 4-5:30 p.m.

Administrative fees are $10 for one vaccine; $15 for two and $20 for three or more vaccines. Call (262) 898-4460 for more information.

Western Racine County

IMMUNIZATIONS AND FREE BLOOD PRESSURE CLINICS: Children's vaccines include: Chicken pox, diphtheria, hepatitis A, hepatitis B, Hib meningitis, HPV, measles, meningococcal, mumps, pertussis, pneumococcal, polio, rotavirus, rubella and tetanus.

Adult vaccines include: Tdap (tetanus, diphtheria and pertussis), hepatitis A (severe food poisoning) and hepatitis B. TB skin test (must call 24 hours in advance to schedule), $10 plus the following administration fees.

Resident fees: Administration fee is $10 for one immunization, $15 for two and $30 for three or more. Non-resident fees: Administration fee is $20 for one immunization, $25 for two and $30 for three or more. Payment must be made by check or cash only. Badger Care and Medicaid fees are exempt with card.

• Feb. 8, Western Racine County Health Department, 156 E. State St., Burlington, 4-6 p.m.

• Feb. 15, Western Racine County Health Dept., 156 E. State St., Burlington, 9-10 a.m.

• Feb. 20, Waterford Library, 101 N. River St., Waterford, 5-7 p.m.

• Feb. 23, Western Racine County Health Department, 156 E. State St., Burlington, 4-6 p.m.

For more information, call (800) 688-4930 or (262)

763-4930 or visit the Web, http://www.wrchd.org.

Fitness File is published every Wednesday and includes notices of nonprofit fitness and health-related programs. The deadline to submit an announcement is seven days before the desired publication date. Mail information to Fitness File, c/o Diane Collins, 212 Fourth St., Racine, WI 53403; fax to (262) 631-1780; or submit it to the online calendar at http://www.journaltimes.com/calendar and use the "Health-and-fitness" category.

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