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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...

pregnant flu vaccine
2014-08-20 03:00:11

Group Health Research Institute Both mother and fetus are at increased risk for complications of flu infection during pregnancy. And prenatal care providers say they’re advising women to get the flu vaccine, in line with recommendations from various organizations. But many pregnant women don’t understand the importance of this advice—and don’t get the vaccine. Robert Arao, MPH, a biostatistician at Group Health Research Institute, did a statewide survey—the first of its...

2014-08-13 23:11:33

Cases of whooping cough are at epidemic proportions. To help increase vaccination rates, Journeyworks Publishing is offering health educators a timely set of educational materials focused on vaccines and other tips for staying healthy. Santa Cruz, CA (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 At a time when whooping cough is sweeping through California and rates are on the rise throughout the nation, health professionals need to sound the alarm about the importance of vaccinations. August is National...

2014-08-13 16:26:23

- Study Demonstrates Fluzone High-Dose Vaccine 24.2 Percent More Effective Than Standard-Dose Fluzone Vaccine in Preventing Influenza in Adults 65 Years of Age and Older - LYON, France, Aug. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Sanofi Pasteur, the vaccines division of Sanofi (EURONEXT: SAN and NYSE: SNY), today announced that The New England Journal of Medicine published positive results from a large-scale, multi-center efficacy trial, which found that Fluzone(®) High-Dose (Influenza Vaccine)...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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