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This Thanksgiving Give the Gift of Good Health - Remind Family and Friends to Get a Flu Shot.
Date:11/8/2007

COLUMBIA, Md., Nov. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- With Thanksgiving quickly approaching, Maxim Health Systems is reminding people to get their annual flu vaccination if they have not done so already. Maxim encourages people to visit its Web site http://www.FindaFluShot.com to find a convenient location for vaccination clinics.

"As we approach the holiday season with families and friends, it is the perfect time of year to remind your loved ones to get their flu vaccination," said Steve Pellito, National Director of Wellness Services for Maxim Health Systems. "We continue to urge people to get vaccinated and visit http://www.FindaFluShot.com to locate a clinic" he added.

"Remember that influenza is the strongest of winter viruses," said Bonnie Fass-Offit, MD, FAAP, Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. "There is little medicine that helps once you have the illness. The best way to protect yourself and your loved ones is by getting your annual flu vaccine".

In support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) National Influenza Vaccination Week, Maxim will open additional clinics during the week following Thanksgiving, November 27 to December 2. Finding the nearest location is as simple as typing in your zip code on http://www.FindaFluShot.com. This will provide the address, date, and times for flu shots at local clinics. The Web site also provides the latest news on influenza and links to other flu resources. For those who prefer to find a convenient location over the phone, Maxim provides a toll free number at 877-962-9358.

Each year as many as 65 million Americans fall victim to influenza and flu-related complications, such as pneumonia, resulting in 200,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths per year. The CDC has determined that vaccinations are the single most effec
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