COLUMBIA, Md., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Maxim Health Systems today announced it will launch its annual influenza vaccination program starting on September 29, 2007. Maxim will provide flu shots nationwide through more than 24,000 public clinics this year. The company's Web site, http://www.FindAFluShot.com, helps users find a convenient location for vaccination clinics by simply typing in a local zip code on the site to obtain times and locations for clinics.
"It is not too early to think about flu prevention," said Steve Pellito, National Director of Wellness Services for Maxim Health Systems. "To remind friends and family to get their flu shots, Maxim has created a free and simple email reminder tool. By typing in a name and e-mail address using the http://www.FindaFlushot.com site, Maxim will send an e-mail alert during the vaccination season with information on where to find a local flu shot clinic," said Pellito.
"Remember that influenza is the strongest of winter viruses," said Bonnie Fass-Offit, MD, FAAP, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "There is little medicine that helps once you have the illness. The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is by getting your annual flu vaccine."
Maxim conducts its flu clinics at convenient retail locations, such as pharmacies, supermarkets and other public venues. Finding the nearest location is as simple as typing in your zip code on http://www.FindaFluShot.com. This will provide the address, date and times for flu shots at local clinics. The Web site also provides the latest news on influenza and links to other resources to learn more about the flu and its prevention. For those who prefer to find a convenient location over the phone, Maxim provides a toll free number at 877-962-9358.
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