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2009-09-11 08:53:00

Flu Clinic Locator Available on www.flucliniclocator.org to Help People Find Local Seasonal Flu Vaccination Clinics and Stay Healthy WASHINGTON, Sept. 11 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Lung Association is making it easier for people to get their seasonal flu vaccine this year with the availability of its 2009-2010 Flu Clinic Locator. The largest online directory of public seasonal influenza vaccination clinics is now available at www.flucliniclocator.org. The American Lung...

2009-09-10 12:43:22

There is a need to educate pregnant women and their healthcare providers on the need of a seasonal influenza vaccine, U.S. health officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Mortality and Morbidity Weekly Report released Thursday said pregnant women are at increased risk for complications from influenza. The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices and American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists Committee on Obstetric Practice recommend that pregnant women...

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2009-09-10 14:14:35

A study released on Thursday said that swine flu is able to infect cells deeper in the lungs than seasonal flu, thus helping to boost the severity of the illness, AFP reported. The study backs up previous reports from front-line doctors that some patients with A(H1N1) virus suffer worse symptoms than those with the average seasonal flu. Influenza viruses penetrate cells by attaching themselves to molecules called receptors, located on the outside of the cell wall. Some viruses only open a few...

2009-09-10 11:47:00

QUINCY, Mass., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire/ -- For more than twenty years, Stop & Shop has provided seasonal flu shots as part of its Health & Wellness initiative in a continuing effort to best meet the needs of its customers during the cough and cold season . This year, Stop & Shop will offer seasonal influenza immunizations at a reduced price to Stop & Shop card holders in the pharmacy department beginning Friday, September 11 through November 26 or until quantities associated...

2009-09-10 08:00:00

New Influenza Vaccination Awareness PSA Educates Families about Ways to Not Get "Sidelined" From Seasonal Flu this Year ARLINGTON, Va., Sept. 10 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Families Fighting Flu (FFF) reminds parents today to get their children vaccinated against the seasonal flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that children six months through 18 years of age get a seasonal flu vaccination each year. This is the first year that this full influenza...

2009-09-09 15:40:00

HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill., Sept. 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Kmart announced today that its annual walk-in flu clinics open tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 10, and will continue through October 30, 2009. Seasonal flu vaccinations will be available at the over 900 Kmart Pharmacy locations for $25 while supplies last. "Kmart Pharmacy is dedicated to being your home for family health," says Robbert Ayshford, RPh, divisional vice president, Kmart Pharmacy. "Due to continuing concern over seasonal flu outbreaks...

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2009-09-02 06:20:00

According to an announcement by U.S. researchers on Tuesday, the H1N1 virus seems to have a competitive advantage over other strains of seasonal flu, spreading more quickly and aggressively than standard varieties.  Virologists add, however, that it is far less probable than originally thought that the swine flu will genetically recombine with other flu varieties to produce the much feared "superbug" that was the source of many fears just a few months ago. In laboratory tests on...

2009-09-01 00:17:28

Seasonal flu shots begin Tuesday without appointment at MinuteClinics and select CVS/pharmacy stores, CVS Caremark officials in Rhode Island say. CVS Caremark officials say 100,000 free seasonal flu shots will be offered to the unemployed at flu clinics scheduled at One-Stop Career Center locations. Vouchers for free flu shots at CVS/pharmacy or MinuteClinic will also be offered to the unemployed. A recent CVS Caremark Health IQ study revealed that those who are unemployed and seeking...

2009-08-31 06:00:00

WOONSOCKET, R.I., Aug. 31, /PRNewswire/ -- CVS/pharmacy, the nation's leading retail pharmacy, and MinuteClinic, the largest retail health care clinic provider in the U.S., today announced the availability of seasonal flu vaccinations and urged Americans to protect themselves early against the flu. CVS/pharmacy and MinuteClinic are divisions of CVS Caremark (NYSE: CVS), the largest provider of prescriptions in the country. To view the Multimedia News Release, go to:...

2009-08-27 15:12:00

COLOMBIA, Md., Aug. 27 /PRNewswire/ -- What: As the flu season approaches and the public becomes increasingly concerned about the threat of the seasonal flu and the importance of getting a flu shot, many parents across the nation are generally confused about what precautions to take as they send their children back to school. Everyone is faced with confusing and conflicting messages regarding seasonal influenza and H1N1 (Swine Flu). People are frequently asking: Does the seasonal...


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