To best serve our patients, their caregivers, and our community, ALL campuses affiliated with the Institute of Women's Health of North America in Florida will offer 2009 H1N1 influenza vaccination. This service is available to all individuals (male and female) 4 years and older. Please visit our website to locate a convenient LOCATION near you or call 1-877-966-3672.
(Vocus) November 30, 2009 -- According to the most recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report, widespread H1N1 influenza activity has been reported in 48 states in the U.S. Millions of American have caught this pandemic flu since it first surfaced in April 2009 and more than 4,000 have died due to complications related to this influenza infection.
2009 H1N1 Influenza infection is thought to occur in the same way as seasonal flu, which is mainly person-to-person transmission through coughing or sneezing of people infected with the influenza virus. People may become infected by touching something with flu virus on it and then touching their eyes, mouth, or nose.
Follow four simple health habits to help keep yourself—and others healthy:
WASH YOUR HANDS: Frequent hand washing is the single most important thing you can do to keep from getting sick
AVOID CLOSE CONTACT: Particularly with people who are sick
COVER YOUR COUGH AND SNEEZE” Use a tissue and then wash your hands or cough and sneeze into your elbow to keep germs off your hands
STAY HOME WHEN YOU ARE SICK: Do not go to work, school, or travel when you’re sick. Don’t share your germs! If you do become ill , stay home for at least 24 hours after you no longer have a fever (100° F or greater), or signs of a fever, without the use of fever-reducing medicines (such as Tylenol).
ALL CAMPUSES AFFILIATED WITH THE INSTITUTE OF WOMEN'S HEALTH OF NORTH AMERICA ARE NOW OFFERING 2009 H1N1 INFLUENZA VACCINATION. AT THE PRESENT TIME, THIS SERVICE IS AVAILABLE TO ALL INDIVIDUALS 4 YEARS AND OLDER.
TO LOCATE OUR CAMPUS NEAR YOU, PLEASE VISIT THIS WEBSITE – CAMPUS LOCATIONS
“This is an important service that the Institute is offering to the community that we serve” said Abdul Sohail Rao, M.D., M.A., D.Phil., Chief Executive Officer and Chief Research Officer of the Institute. “I encourage people to take advantage of this convenient service and call or visit our affiliated campuses to schedule a visit”.
To learn more about Novel H1N1 (Swine Flu), go to: www.cdc.gov/h1n1flu
The Institute of Women’s Health of North America, Inc., is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization established in the State of Florida in 1997. Its mission is to improve women’s health through outstanding clinical care, cutting-edge clinical and behavioral research, education and community outreach. It has affiliated campuses in six cities in Florida and is planning to extend its services to other underserved areas in the state and the nation. It depends on the benevolence of its donors for accomplishing its mission and vision. We encourage you to visit our website and donate generously to our cause – BRIDGING THE DISPARITY IN WOMEN’S HEALTH CARE. To learn more about IWHNA, please visit our website: www.iwhna.org
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