Navigation Links
Passport Health, American Lung Association; Walking Together to Prevent the Flu
Date:10/14/2008

Flu Shots Available Saturday, October 18 at the Eastern Shore Asthma Walk

in Salisbury

BALTIMORE, Oct. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Just in time for flu season, Passport Health, the nation's largest provider of travel medical services and vaccinations, will offer flu shots Saturday, October 18 at the Eastern Shore Asthma Walk held by the American Lung Association of Maryland. Passport Health will offer flu shots from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at the event in Salisbury, Md., at the Salisbury City Park/Zoo on North Park Drive at Pavillion.

Passport Health will donate a portion of the proceeds from each shot to the American Lung Association of Maryland. Shots, which are $30 each, can be paid for with cash or check. The Eastern Shore Asthma Walk raises money for the American Lung Association of Maryland to fight asthma and lung disease in all its forms through education, research and advocacy.

Those who cannot make it to the Asthma Walk can go online to buy a coupon for a flu shot redeemable at of the 165 Passport Health locations throughout the country and a portion of the proceeds will be donated. "The donor receives something useful -- a flu shot -- while a portion of the proceeds go directly to the American Lung Association," said Fran Lessans, CEO of Passport Health.

Vaccination is a safe and effective way to prevent influenza and its complications. The CDC recommends flu shots for children 6 months to 18 years of age; adults over 50 years of age; pregnant women; anyone with chronic health conditions, such as asthma, COPD, heart disease, and diabetes; the immunocompromised and those who care for them. Influenza, along with its complications, is a serious respiratory illness. On average, 36,000 Americans die and about 226,000 people are hospitalized each year due to the flu.

"Despite serious health risks associated with influenza, many people who are at high risk of contracting the flu are not getting immunized," says Norman Edelman, MD, Chief Medical Officer of the American Lung Association. "More than 4 out of 5 Americans should be vaccinated every year, which means it's likely each one of us knows someone whose well-being, good health or life depends on getting an influenza immunization each and every year."

To learn more about the Asthma Walk and flu coupons visit: http://www.marylandlung.org/, http://www.asthmawalk.org or http://www.passporthealthusa.com.

Press contact: Jorge Eduardo Castillo

410-727-0556

jorge.castillo@passporthealthusa.com


'/>"/>
SOURCE Passport Health
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. HTH Worldwide Introduces mPassport(sm), Mobile Health and Safety
2. Photo: Minding Your Childs Health: A Passport to Your Childs Well Being; A Ticket to Your Peace of Mind
3. Passport Health Disaster Response Experts Offer Services to Myanmar Volunteers
4. Safe Sex Passport Launches to Provide Breakthrough Protection Against STDs and HIV
5. Free Health, Dental and Vision Screenings This Sunday Will Help Lancaster County Children and Adults
6. UNC receives record $181 million grant to evaluate health, poverty and gender programs worldwide
7. Extend Health, Inc. Adds Veteran Leadership to Management Team
8. Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Concordia and Catholic Charities Join Forces to Offer Free Health, Dental Services This Saturday
9. July 2008 Mayo Clinic Health Letter Highlights Bone Health, Causes of Swelling and Slimmed-Down Desserts
10. Pedal Your Way to Better Health, Rewards With Blue Cross New do cycle Program
11. Cohn & Wolfe Launches GCI Health, One of the Worlds Largest Healthcare Public Relations Firms
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... PurhealthRX , a leading ... Purzorb™ technology. Applying the Purzorb™process to full spectrum CBD oil will revolutionize the rapidly ... CBD form that can be easily incorporated into liquid products, while reducing costs to ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... (PRWEB) , ... October 13, 2017 , ... The Visiting ... Day Market. Featuring a collection of specialty vendors and unique items from across the ... and quality-focused health and wellness services offered by the VNA. The boutique will ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... , ... October 13, 2017 , ... ... and Agile Software Development, has been awarded a contract by the Center for ... Agreement (BPA) aims to accelerate the enterprise use of Agile methodologies in a ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one of the largest and fastest growing ... open a flagship location in Covington, LA at 401 N. U.S. Highway 190, in ... to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping center. Its location allows it to ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Information about the ... to develop to enable prevention of a major side effect of chemotherapy in ... in pediatric patients. For cisplatin, hearing loss is FDA listed on-label as a ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:9/22/2017)... Sept. 22, 2017 AVACEN Medical (AVACEN) announced ... now successfully helping those with the widespread pain associated ... diagnosed Amanda in Essex, England ... my hair, experiencing no sleep at all, tremendous pain, ... I cannot recommend [the AVACEN 100] enough, how this ...
(Date:9/19/2017)... Ky. , Sept. 19, 2017   ZirMed Inc ... predictive analytics, today announced that it has been ranked #1 ... Black Book™ Rankings 2017 User Survey. ZirMed was ... solution for large hospitals and medical centers over 200 beds ... Black Book,s healthcare technology user survey history. ...
(Date:9/18/2017)... , Sept. 18, 2017 ... fields of bioinformatics and immune engineering, today ... protective avian influenza A (H7N9) vaccine. ... related to seasonal influenza and presents a ... on prior exposure to be effective. Using ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: