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2010-12-06 14:18:05

On November 19, Jason Martin returned to the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) at Vanderbilt University Medical Center for the first time since he nearly died there during last year's H1N1 flu pandemic. The tall and burly Warren County, TN, ambulance worker "“ a 30-year-old, father of three young children "“ broke down and hugged some of the nurses he recognized. "I got sick on September 12 and didn't come out of it for the next 20 days. I am just so grateful I came through,"...

2010-11-10 12:25:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 10, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- H1N1 flu hospitalization rates for African-Americans, Hispanics, and American Indian/Alaska Natives were nearly two to one higher than rates for Whites during the 2009-2010 flu season, according to a new report, Fighting Flu Fatigue, from the Trust for America's Health (TFAH). At the same time, both H1N1 and seasonal flu vaccination rates were lower for African Americans and Hispanics than for Whites. (Logo:...

2010-05-20 08:00:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite concerns from public health officials, influenza antiviral drugs were not hoarded during the recent H1N1 flu season, according to a new analysis presented recently at the Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy's 22nd Annual Meeting in San Diego by Prime Therapeutics (Prime), a thought leader in pharmacy benefit management. For the study, researchers from Prime and one of its Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) clients compared the use of influenza...

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2010-02-05 10:25:00

Majority of parents got or intend to get their children vaccinated, but majority of adults will not get H1N1 vaccine themselves The latest poll from researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) shows that almost half of Americans believe the H1N1 flu outbreak is over (44%), and levels of concern about getting sick with the virus continue to decline. Few (18%) think it is "very likely" there will be another widespread outbreak of the H1N1 virus in the U.S. during the next 12...

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,...

2010-01-05 14:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Jan. 5 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today that it has expanded the availability of H1N1 flu vaccine to more than 220 stores throughout the State of California. The vaccine is now available at select CVS/pharmacy locations in the following counties in southern, central and northern California: Alameda Madera Riverside San Joaquin Solano Contra Costa Monterey Sacramento San Mateo Sonoma El Dorado Nevada...

2009-12-30 14:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS Caremark announced today that it will provide H1N1 flu vaccinations at select CVS/pharmacy locations in the States of Alabama, Illinois, Kansas, Missouri, Pennsylvania and New York as well at MinuteClinic locations in Massachusetts and Connecticut beginning Thursday, December 31. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090226/NE75914LOGO ) Public health officials are now encouraging everyone to get an H1N1 flu vaccine. The eight states...

2009-12-28 14:49:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 28 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today that it will provide H1N1 flu vaccinations at select store locations in Massachusetts, Virginia and Orange County, California beginning Tuesday, December 29. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090129/NE64371LOGO ) Public health officials are now encouraging everyone to get an H1N1 flu vaccine. Massachusetts, Virginia and California are among the many states that have lifted priority group restrictions,...

2009-12-22 15:07:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Dec. 22 /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy announced today that it will provide H1N1 flu vaccinations at select store locations in Rhode Island by the end of this week. The vaccine will be available to all Rhode Islanders who wish to be vaccinated while supplies last. CVS/pharmacy is partnering with the Rhode Island Department of Health to provide vaccinations against H1N1 influenza. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20090129/NE64371LOGO ) "Our customers depend on...


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  • A spider.
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