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Flu Shots Now Available for 2009 Seasonal Influenza at MD Now Urgent Care Centers in Palm Beach County, Florida.
Date:8/31/2009

2009 / 2010 Seasonal Flu Shots are now available on a walk-in basis at all MD Now Urgent Care Center locations throughout Palm Beach County. As one of the largest providers of Urgent Care services in South Florida, MD Now's staff begins administering the Seasonal Flu Vaccine to local residents."This flu season will not be a typical one," says Dr. Peter Lamelas of West Palm Beach, Florida. "We have already been seeing cases of H1N1 Swine Flu sporadically throughout the summer." Although seasonal influenza vaccine is not effective against the novel Swine Flu VIrus, the CDC recommends you get your seasonal flu shot early this year.

Palm Beach Gardens, FL (PRWEB) August 31, 2009 -- As one of the largest providers of Urgent Care walk-in medical services in South Florida, MD Now Urgent Care Centers are traditionally one of the first doctor's offices to receive the flu vaccine in Palm Beach County. Today MD Now Urgent Care's staff began administering the seasonal influenza vaccine to local residents.

Peter Lamelas, MD, the CEO and Medical Director of MD Now Urgent Care Centers, is a former ER doctor and Emergency Department Director for over seventeen years. He agrees with the U.S. Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta that this year could be the worst flu season the nation has seen in recent history.

"We have been seeing cases of Influenza A sporadically all summer," says Lamelas. "Unfortunately, about 90% of these cases were the novel H1N1 influenza virus known as Swine Flu. A new vaccine against novel H1N1 is under production, but we do not expect to have it until October. The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the three seasonal viruses that research suggests will be the most common this coming flu season."

Although the seasonal vaccine will not protect you against novel H1N1 virus, the CDC is recommending you get your seasonal fl
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