Friday, October 1, 2010

Get Your Flu Shot

It's time to get your flu shot.

Along with washing your hands, getting the vaccine are the important things you can do to protect yourself. Wash your hands with soap and water before eating or touching your face and, if possible, avoiding contact with those who are sick. If you do get sick, be considerate of others by covering your nose and mouth with the crux of your elbow when you cough or sneeze.

The Influenza Vaccine Kickoff was this week for LifeBridge Health employees, and all employees are encouraged to get the flu shot. The current vaccine includes protection against Inf A/Victori/210/2009 (H3N2), Inf A/California/07/2009 (H1N1), and B/Brisbane/60/2008 Inf B. Those who have already had the H1N1 shot should still get this year's flu shot.

LifeBridge Health employees do not need an appointment if they are visiting Occupational Health at Northwest or Employee Health at Sinai (located in the Hoffberger building) during office hours. There will be a weekly raffle for employees who receive the shot, which is free for employees.

If you need to find a place that provides flu shots, visit and click on "I Want a Flu Shot."

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