Navigation Links
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 effective way to prevent flu and strongly encourages high-risk individuals to get vaccinated. This includes:

-- Anyone who wants to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill or spreading

influenza to others

-- All persons over 50 years old

-- Children and adolescents who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy

-- 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

treatments)

-- 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 for aspiration

-- Residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities

-- Anyone who lives or cares for people at high risk for influenza-related

complications

-- 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

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.

About Maxim Health Systems

Maxim Health Systems is a division of Maxim Healthcare Services, Inc. Established in 1996, Maxim Health Systems offers a full line of comprehensive wellness services to corporate and retail clients. We provide a variety of services including immunizations, health screenings, and health fairs. In 2006, our flu immunization program alone was responsible for vaccinating more than 3.7 million people. Together with Maxim Healthcare Services, we have branch locations in most metropolitan areas across the nation. For more information contact us at: http://www.FindaFluShot.com/contact.php.


'/>"/>
SOURCE Maxim Health Systems
Copyright©2007 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine technology :

1. Harvard Medical School-Partners HealthCare Center for Genetics and Genomics Successfully Completes Evaluation of AutoGenomics 2C9-VKORC1 Panel to Assess Warfarin Sensitivity
2. Baxter Awarded Pandemic Advanced Supply Contract from the Department of Health
3. BioMarin Partner AnGes MG, Inc. Submits BLA to Japanese Ministry of Health
4. Harvard Medical School-Partners HealthCare Center for Genetics and Genomics Successfully Completes Evaluation of AutoGenomics 2C9-VKORC1 Panel to Assess Warfarin Sensitivity
5. Tone Deafness Explained, from the Harvard Health Letter
6. Pharmacopeia Assists the World Health Organization in the Discovery of Novel Therapeutics for the Treatment of Malaria
7. Opko Health Doses First Patient in Phase 3 COBALT Trial of Bevasiranib for the Treatment of AMD
8. ViroPharma to Present at Three Upcoming Healthcare Conferences
9. AIDS Healthcare Foundation Names Homayoon Khanlou, M.D. as its Chief of Medicine, U.S.
10. The Female Health Company Receives USAID DELIVER PROJECT Order for 5 Million Units
11. Pharmasset Presents R7128 Phase 1 Single Ascending Dose Study in Healthy Volunteers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/24/2016)... KONG , May 24, 2016 ... stent de doble terapia del mundo, introduce catéteres ... arteriovenosa. OrbusNeich, una compañía global especializada ... las vidas, ha expandido su cartera incluyendo productos ... balón JADE™ y Scoreflex™ PTA son los dispositivos ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... May 24, 2016 Open Access ... Clinical Neurophysiology  Elsevier , a world-leading ... services, today announced the launch of Clinical ... journal that focuses on clinical practice issues in clinical ... clinical series, normal values and didactic reviews. It is ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... , May 24, 2016 ... elkaar verbindt, zodat zij collectief patiënten kunnen behandelen, hun ... is het idee achter de nieuwe en revolutionaire MDLinking ... van de Nederlandse vaatchirurg dr. Hans Flu en oncologisch ... app, die inmiddels beschikbaar is, wordt op dinsdag 24 ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:
(Date:5/24/2016)... (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... announces its inaugural health care blockchain event, Distributed: Health, to be held in ... Nashville’s downtown Symphony Center. , A 24-hour Hackathon preceding the event will host ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Fire Door Solutions, headquartered in ... from start to finish, for Life Safety compliance. These expanded services include ... by the Joint Commission, and fire stopping reviews, inspections, and repairs. Clients ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... Jericho Project has named ... role she will be responsible for fundraising and communications for the nationally-acclaimed nonprofit, working ... of Jericho Project working to end homelessness at its roots. , “LaToya Williams-Belfort ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... CO (PRWEB) , ... May 24, 2016 , ... ... tied to family wealth and to housing, with more advantaged communities providing richer ... proposed five types of interventions: (a) school improvement policies; (b) school choice policies; ...
(Date:5/24/2016)... ... May 24, 2016 , ... New Brunswick, New Jersey: This year marks ... reach their fullest potential. To commemorate the anniversary, the hospital has themed the milestone ... Roll for Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation on Saturday, May 21, at Johnson Park in ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):