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Maxim Health Systems to Provide 44,000 Flu Shot Clinics Nationwide; Flu Vaccinations Begin on October 1
Date:9/8/2009

nds and family to get their flu shots. By typing in a name and e-mail address on www.findaflushot.com, anyone can sign up to receive a flu shot reminder, e-mail alerts on local clinics, and flu updates.

The Web site also provides the latest news on seasonal flu and H1N1 ("Swine Flu"), as well as links to other resources to learn more about the flu and its prevention. Those who prefer to find a flu clinic location over the phone can call Maxim's toll free number at 877-962-9358. A mobile phone locator is also available, m.findaflushot.com, for faster access to local flu clinics from mobile devices.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has determined that vaccinations are the single most effective way to prevent flu and strongly encourage high-risk individuals to get vaccinated. This includes:

  • Anyone who wants to reduce the risk of contracting the flu
  • People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu
  • People at high risk of having serious complications from influenza, including:
    • All children from six months through 18 years of age
    • Pregnant women
    • People 50 years of age and older
    • People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
    • People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities

Maxim provides flu shots to children aged 9 years and older, unless restricted by a state regulation or law. By calling the clinic site ahead of time (information also provided on www.findaflushot.com), parents can verify that their children are eligible to receive the vaccine. For children under nine years of ag
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