Monday, January 10, 2011

Get Your Flu Shot

As 2011 ramps up, you do not want to be waylaid by the flu. Getting your flu vaccine is the single best way to prevent the flu (although don't forget to wash your hands).

Northwest Hospital is pleased to offer the flu vaccine to family members of Northwest patients while supplies last. Make your appointment by calling 410-521-2200 (extension 55430). LifeBridge Health employees are reminded that they can still get their free flu shot at either Sinai or Northwest.

The 2010-2011 flu shot protects against H1N1, an H3N2 virus and an influenza B virus. While everyone should get vaccinated, high risk groups for getting the flu include children under 5, those older than 50, those with certain chronic medical conditions and health care workers.

If you are not eligible to get a flu shot at Northwest, but want to get the vaccine, you can find a location here. You can see flu trends here.

Sick with the flu? To find a physician, call 410-601-WELL (9355).

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