Vaccinations will be administered by the VNA to anyone six months
of age and older wishing to receive influenza immunization for
$25 cash or check. The VNA also accepts Blue Care Network, HAP,
Priority Health (formerly CareChoices) and Medicare Part B.
People should bring their picture identification and insurance
WHERE: Detroit Skating Club
888 Denison Court
Bloomfield Hills, Mich.
WHY: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
(CDC), between approximately 45,500 and 180,000 Detroiters will
suffer from influenza in an average year. More than two out of
every three Americans are recommended for annual vaccination but
immunization rates fall far short every year, leaving many
unprotected and at risk for severe illness. Only about 15 percent
of healthy adults in Michigan are vaccinated every year, while
just 30 percent of Michiganians at high-risk of developing
influenza-related complications receive an annual immunization. *
Since the influenza season typically does not peak until
February, vaccination should continue throughout the fall and
Approximately 36,000 Americans die and about 226,000 are
hospitalized due to influenza and its complications nationwide
every year. Vaccination is a safe and effective way to prevent
influenza and its complications.
-- Kristi Yamaguchi, Karen Newman and LaShell Griffin.
-- Faces of Influenza portrait gallery - an exhibition which
displays dramatic black-and-white portraits and compelling
personal stories of
|SOURCE American Lung Association of Michigan|
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