-- Women who will be pregnant during the influenza season
-- Adults and children who have chronic pulmonary (including asthma),
cardiovascular (except hypertension), renal, hepatic, hematological, or
metabolic disorders (including diabetes mellitus)
-- Adults and children who have a weakened immune system (due to HIV/AIDS,
long term treatment with drugs such as steroids, and/or cancer
-- Adults and children who have certain muscle or nerve disorders (e.g.
cognitive dysfunction, spinal cord injuries, seizure disorders, or
other neuromuscular disorders) that can compromise respiratory function
or the handling of respiratory secretions or that can increase the risk
-- Residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities
-- Anyone who lives or cares for people at high risk for influenza related
-- Healthcare providers
-- Household contacts and caregivers of children from birth to 5 years of
age and adults age 50 and older
-- All children aged 6-59 months
"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," said Dr. Terri Weaver, immediate past chair of the National Board of Directors of the American Lung Association and Professor at the University Of Pennsylvania School of Nursing.
Maxim provides flu shots to children aged 9 and older unless restricted by a state regulation or law. By calling the clinic site ahead of time (information also provided on the Maxim Web site), parents can verify that their children can receive the vaccine. For children under 9 years of age, parents should contact their pediatrician. Maxim accepts Medicare Part B with no co-pay required, when Medicare Part B is the primary insurance.
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