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2014-09-16 23:05:50

MDA’s online Flu Season Resource Center helps families prepare. CHICAGO, (PRWEB) September 16, 2014 The Muscular Dystrophy Association is offering assistance with the cost of flu vaccines for individuals affected by muscle disease, including muscular dystrophy, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and other neuromuscular diseases. MDA offers this service annually for adults and children living with muscle disease who, because of compromised respiratory function — including difficulty...

2014-09-15 08:26:00

The makers of FluMist® Quadrivalent (Influenza Vaccine Live, Intranasal) and the "CSI: Cyber" star launch national campaign to dispel common misconceptions about flu and annual vaccination WILMINGTON, Del., Sept. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- AstraZeneca announced today that it has collaborated with actor and father James Van Der Beek on a campaign to dispel common myths about the flu and underscore the importance of annual influenza vaccination for eligible individuals and families. As...

2014-09-12 23:04:54

The high-dose flu vaccine may trigger a greater immune response against the virus in adults ages 65 and over and may increase protection against the flu. Boston, MA (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 For some older women, the flu is far more than a fever and sniffles that sidelines them for a few days. It can lead to serious complications like bronchitis and pneumonia. The flu can also worsen existing conditions such as heart disease, asthma, and diabetes. A higher-dose flu vaccine has been...

2014-09-12 23:01:42

Miami VA Healthcare System hosting 1st Drive-Thru Flu Shot Clinic in Pembroke Pines Sept. 19 PEMBROKE PINES, FL (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 Enrolled Veterans are encouraged to get their flu shot at the first drive-thru flu shot clinic Friday, Sept. 19 from 7 a.m. - 2 p.m. at the Pembroke Pines VA Community-Based Outpatient Clinic located at 7369 W. Sheridan Street, Hollywood, FL. The process for Veterans needing the vaccine is as simple as driving to the clinic, rolling down their windows...

2014-09-12 08:25:17

New partnership brings education and flu vaccination clinics to schools in Florida JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Sept. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Influenza is a highly-contagious and serious disease, particularly for children. Each year, more than 20,000 children are hospitalized and on average, 100 children die from the flu. For parents, these should be alarming statistics for a vaccine-preventable disease. http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20140220/NE69074LOGO-b To address this public...

2014-09-10 16:26:02

CHICAGO, Sept. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Doctors Immediate Care is offering flu shots at a mere cost of $19.99 during the month of September, 2014 for everyone over 6 months of age for the best protection against the flu virus strains as the peak flu season is approaching. For added convenience, no appointment is ever needed to the walk-in medical office located in Naperville, Lombard and Morton Grove available from 9:00AM-9:00PM on weekdays, and 10:00AM to 6:00PM on weekends and...

2014-09-08 08:30:32

WASHINGTON, Sept. 8, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Award-winning actress Judith Light, known for TV's Who's the Boss?, Dallas, and Ugly Betty, is joining the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to raise awareness about influenza ("the flu") this season. The Flu + You program, a national public education initiative by NCOA aims to educate adults 65 years of age and older, and those who care for them, about the seriousness of the flu, the importance of annual vaccination, and available vaccine...

2014-09-02 12:29:15

Don't wait for October when Back-to-School is best time for flu shots GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meijer pharmacists are playing myth busters and reminding parents why getting flu shots before kids go back to school is the perfect time to minimize the spread of seasonal influenza for families. While the Grand Rapids, Mich.-based retailer anticipates administering 30 percent more flu shots this season than last, Meijer Drug Store Vice President Nat Love says that one of...

2014-09-02 08:28:48

Redundant targets extend coverage to provide detection of seasonal and emerging novel viruses SUNNYVALE, Calif., Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Cepheid (NASDAQ: CPHD) announced today the release of Xpert(® )Flu/RSV XC, an on-demand molecular test for rapid, accurate and reliable determination of Flu A, Flu B, and differentiation of RSV infection. The test will be marketed as a CE-IVD product under the European Directive on In Vitro Diagnostic Medical Devices, bringing the total number of...

2014-08-28 12:29:21

Vaccinations for flu, pneumonia and more available every day at CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In recognition of the increased risks that seniors have of developing health complications from the flu, pneumonia, shingles and other illnesses, CVS/pharmacy(®) and MinuteClinic(®) have declared September to be Senior Vaccination Month. Because people's immune systems weaken as they age, it is important that adults ages 65 years and older...


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