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Date:6/2/2009

It's not too late for a flu shot, if you can find one

BALTIMORE, June 2 /PRNewswire/ -- Although seasonal flu activity has decreased from its peak in late February, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says there are still higher levels of influenza-like illness than is normal for this time of year. According to health officials, it is not too late to get vaccinated against the seasonal influenza virus.

Those who are in higher risk groups should receive the flu vaccine, said Dr. William Schaffner, chairman of the department of preventive medicine at Vanderbilt University and a spokesman for the Infectious Disease Society of America. "There's still some time to do it and there still will be some seasonal flu perking along," Schaffner said during a recent interview with MSNBC. "I would say, by all means, get vaccinated."

Those sentiments are shared by Fran Lessans, CEO of Passport Health (www.passporthealthusa.com), the largest provider of travel medical services and immunizations in the U.S. "We carry the flu vaccine year round," added Lessans. "For us it's flu season year round because our travelers do head to the southern hemisphere where flu season is about to begin." Anyone traveling to the southern hemisphere should be vaccinated with the flu vaccine according to Lessans and health officials.

Passport Health Travel Medicine Specialists counsels and educates international travelers and administers the recommended/required vaccines during the consultation, including routine adult immunizations. The company also provides on-site flu clinics to companies across the nation to help protect employees and decrease absenteeism in the work place.

"The flu is a serious illness and Passport Health is trying to do its part in protecting and educating as many people as we can. We are monitoring the progress on the Swine Flu (H1N1) vaccine and watching what the virus will do next," concluded Lessans. Health authorities will pay close attention to the southern hemisphere's flu season this year because of the possibility of H1N1 further mutating or forming a hybrid with the seasonal influenza virus.

For more information about Passport Health or to find the Passport Health location nearest you, visit http://passporthealthusa.com/specialty_services/flu_clinics/ or call 1-888-499-PASS(7277).

    Jorge Eduardo Castillo
    410-727-0556
    jorge.castillo@passporthealthusa.com


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