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Longs Drug Announces Immunization Program for the 2008/2009 Flu Season
Date:9/25/2008

isease control (CDC), the single best way to prevent the flu is to get a flu vaccination each fall. In general, anyone who wants to reduce his or her chances of getting the flu can get vaccinated. However, the CDC recommends that certain people get vaccinated each year. They are either people who are at high risk of having serious flu complications or people who live with or care for others at high risk for serious complications.

High risk includes:

-- People who are 50 years and older. Regardless of their health

conditions

-- All children who are 6 months to 18 years of age

-- Other adults at risk for medical complications from influenza or more

likely to require medical care

-- All persons who live with or care for persons at high risk for

influenza-related complications

Flu viruses spread in respiratory droplets caused by coughing and sneezing. They usually spread from person to person, though sometimes people may become infected by touching something with flu viruses on it and then touching their mouth or nose. Most healthy adults may be able to infect others beginning one day before symptoms develop and up to five days after becoming ill. This means that people can be contagious even before realizing they have the flu.

About Longs Drug Stores Corporation

Headquartered in Walnut Creek, California, Longs Drug Stores Corporation (NYSE: LDG) is one of the most recognized retail drug store chains on the West Coast and in Hawaii. The Company operates more than 500 retail pharmacies and offers a wide assortment of merchandise focusing on health, wellness, beauty and convenience. Longs also provides pharmacy benefit management services and Medicare beneficiary pre
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