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Health & Fitness File, May 30

Health & Fitness File, May 30

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BloodCenter of Wisconsin

Blood Drive: Racine Moose Lodge, 5530 Middle Road, Caledonia, 2-7 p.m. June 4. Donors must be age 17 (or 16 with parental consent), in good health and have a photo ID. Names of those who attempt to make a donation will be entered in a drawing to win the opportunity to deliver the first pitch at a Milwaukee Brewers baseball game. To schedule an appointment, call Graham Insurance at (262) 637-4468. Walk-ins are welcome.

American Red Cross

Classes are held at the Red Cross, 4521 Taylor Ave., Mount Pleasant. Register online at or call (888) 733-2767.

CPR/AED for the Professional: This comprehensive training gives professional responders the knowledge and skills necessary to work as an emergency medical responder until more advanced medical personnel take over. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. June 9. Fee: $110.

CPR/AED Adult: Learn how to give immediate care to a suddenly injured or ill person until more advanced medical personnel arrive. 6-9:15 p.m. June 13. Fee: $90.

Midwest College of Oriental Medicine

Lecture and Open House: Lecture topic is “Eating for the Summer Season.” Tour the campus and learn about offered programs. Refreshments will be served. Noon-2 p.m. June 10, Midwest College of Oriental Medicine, 6232 Bankers Road, Mount Pleasant. Free. For reservations, call (800) 593-2320 or email

City of Racine Health Department

Immunization Clinics and TB tests: The City of Racine offers walk-in immunization clinics in the City Hall Room 4, 730 Washington Ave., from 1:30-4 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

Medicaid/Forward Health cards are accepted only for those ages 18 and younger. Medicare cannot be accepted for any services. Cash, check and credit card (Visa and MasterCard) are accepted.

A $10 fee is requested for residents of the City of Racine, Elmwood Park and Wind Point for one vaccine plus $5 for each additional vaccine with a maximum of $20; and $15 for Racine County residents for one vaccine plus $5 for each additional vaccine with a maximum cost of $25.

People should bring their child’s current immunization records.

TB skin tests are available for a $10 fee for residents and $15 for non-residents (results available the following Friday afternoon).

STD Clinic: The City of Racine Health Department, 730 Washington Ave. (Room 4) offers walk-in testing to check for sexually-transmitted diseases. The clinic is for Racine County residents and offers HIV testing (if desired) and will be held in the City Hall, lower level, Room 4.

• Mondays — 1-3:30 p.m.

• Wednesdays — 9-11:30 a.m.

The fee is $10 for City of Racine, Wind Point and Elmwood Park residents; the fee is $35 for all other Racine County residents. Fee will be waived for inability to pay only for city residents.

Anonymous HIV testing is available by during clinic times or by appointment, call (262) 636-9498.

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.

Kenosha Visiting Nurse Association

Shingles vaccinations: People who have had chickenpox are at risk for shingles. The risk for shingles increases as a person gets older. Shingles is painful and can cause serious problems. There is no way to tell who will get shingles or when it may occur. A single dose of shingles vaccine is recommended for adults age 60 and older and for those who have not had shingles. It is a one-time vaccination. Fee: $235. The Kenosha Visiting Nurse Association offices are at 600 52nd St., Suite 300, Kenosha. Call (262) 656-8400 for more information or to schedule an appointment.

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 and use the “Health-and-Fitness” category.


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