Kristie Brooke, a nurse practitioner in UWM’s College of Nursing, can answer questions about the cold and flu season.
Kristie Brooke is a nurse practitioner in UWM’s College of Nursing and practices at the Silver Spring Community Nursing Center – one of two health care clinics the college runs in Milwaukee. She has been at Silver Spring, where she also serves as the director of primary care services, since 2006. Brooke can discuss aspects of the annual flu season, like how contagious it is, why the virus makes you so miserable, when to see a doctor, why you can still get the flu even if you’ve been vaccinated and why the shot is still beneficial. Only 36 percent of Americans get a flu shot each year.