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2010-01-22 12:39:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In an effort to ensure that Pennsylvania's citizens are protected against the H1N1 flu virus, the Department of Health will continue public vaccination clinics at all 60 state health centers every Saturday through Feb. 6 from 9 a.m. to noon. All are welcome; no appointments are necessary. The department continues to receive H1N1 vaccine allocations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or CDC. To date, the CDC has...

2010-01-11 20:27:00

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- Los Angeles International Airport (LAX), in partnership with FLU*Ease, Inc., is now offering flu shots to travelers in most of the airline terminals as a public safety measure against the flu, especially the H1N1 strain. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091201/LA19070LOGO-a) FLU*Ease stations, complete with privacy screens, are set up beyond passenger security screening in Terminals 1, 3, 4, 6, 7 and the Tom Bradley International Terminal...

2010-01-11 14:39:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health vaccinated 49,078 Pennsylvanians at 33 H1N1 flu clinics held across the state on Jan. 8 and 9. The department urges anyone who has not yet been vaccinated to get immunized. "It's still important for people to get vaccinated even though flu activity is currently very low," said Health Secretary Everette James. "It is likely that we will have a third wave of H1N1 flu, so it is vital for people to protect themselves...

2010-01-11 09:06:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health is offering free H1N1 flu vaccines and other resources for remaining healthy at its exhibit at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, which runs through Jan. 16. "Preventing disease is the best way to improve health outcomes and lower health costs," said Secretary Everette James. "This year, our Farm Show exhibit highlights immunization, smoking cessation, physical activity and nutrition programs that educate citizens on...

2010-01-11 08:28:00

WASHINGTON, Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The H1N1 (swine) flu virus is still prevalent across the nation, and the American Red Cross encourages everyone to get vaccinated against the virus, now that the vaccine is widely available. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090108/RedCrossLOGO) National Influenza Vaccination Week, which is January 10-16, serves as an opportunity for people to learn how to prevent the spread of the flu and to encourage people and their loved ones...

2010-01-11 08:00:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Health is offering free H1N1 flu vaccines and other resources for remaining healthy at its exhibit at the Pennsylvania Farm Show, which runs through Jan. 16. "Preventing disease is the best way to improve health outcomes and lower health costs," said Secretary Everette James. "This year, our Farm Show exhibit highlights immunization, smoking cessation, physical activity and nutrition programs that educate citizens on...

2010-01-11 06:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy and MinuteClinic, the largest retail health care provider in the U.S., is urging more Americans to protect themselves and their families with an H1N1 vaccine during National Influenza Vaccination Week (January 10-16) as designated by U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). (Logo:...

2010-01-10 09:00:00

PITTSBURGH, Jan. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- Beginning Sunday, Jan. 10 and continuing through the week, Highmark Inc. will join with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) to promote National Influenza Vaccination Week. Highmark will join other organizations across the country in a nationwide effort to remind individuals it's not too late to get their H1N1 vaccination. The H1N1 flu is a serious disease. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that between mid-April and Nov. 14,...

2010-01-07 14:06:00

Anyone May Attend; Walk-Ins are Welcome HARRISBURG, Pa., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- All Pennsylvanians are urged to take advantage of free H1N1 flu shots to be offered by the Department of Health on Friday, Jan. 8, and Saturday, Jan. 9, at 33 locations across the state. The statewide clinics will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. To ensure adequate vaccine supplies, people are encouraged to make an appointment at www.h1n1inpa.com. However, walk-ins are welcome. In addition to...

2010-01-07 11:49:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- Carolinas MED-1 - the first mobile hospital of its kind in the world - will be serving the people of Charlotte and Mecklenburg County when it is deployed this Saturday for an H1N1 vaccine clinic. This is the first time Carolinas MED-1 has been operational in Mecklenburg County. In other deployments it has been used to provide medical care to Hurricane Katrina victims and in the flood-ravaged Midwest. It was developed and is owned by Carolinas...


Word of the Day
caparison
  • A cloth or covering, more or less ornamented, laid over the saddle or furniture of a horse, especially of a sumpter-horse or horse of state.
  • Clothing, especially sumptuous clothing; equipment; outfit.
  • To cover with a caparison, as a horse.
  • To dress sumptuously; adorn with rich dress.
This word ultimately comes from the Medieval Latin 'cappa,' cloak.
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