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MDA, Walgreens collaborate to provide flu shots at more than 8,000 locations

TUCSON, Ariz., Sept. 13, 2011 Nobody likes to get stuck with a needle. But influenza the flu is particularly hazardous for those with neuromuscular disease, which is why the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA) and Walgreens have teamed up once again to offer free seasonal flu shots now underway for people who have muscular dystrophy and related diseases.

This year's vaccine protects against three strains of the flu, including H1N1. Families living with neuromuscular diseases should visit MDA's Flu Season Resource Center or call 800-572-1717 to get flu shot vouchers that can be redeemed at any Walgreens pharmacy, Duane Reade pharmacy or Walgreens Take Care Clinic location nationwide.

For people with weakened respiratory muscles, the flu can be more than a minor inconvenience; it can be life-threatening. Muscular dystrophy and other neuromuscular diseases, especially those that progress in severity, can weaken muscles involved with breathing. The flu is particularly hazardous for those with muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy (SMA) and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig's disease).

MDA Executive Vice President - Research and Medical Director Valerie Cwik, M.D., said the Association's annual flu vaccine campaign helps provide protection for those who need it most.

"We're delighted to be partnering with Walgreens. Both adults and children with these diseases may already have weakened respiratory systems, making them particularly vulnerable to complications of the flu, so it's vital for MDA to provide flu shots. Through our partnership with Walgreens, we're providing convenient access to immunizations, which are one of the best ways to protect ourselves against the flu virus."


Contact: Jim Brown
Muscular Dystrophy Association

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