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Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Flu Clinic Set

School started again last week, and we all know what that means.  Flu's just around the corner.

We're stocking up on vaccines, and expect to start giving flu shots the week of September 19th.  Our first flu clinic is scheduled for the month of October: it's Saturday, the 15th in Ann Arbor.  Call anytime to make an appointment.

This year, like last year, the vaccine should protect against all three common influenza strains, including the "swine" flu.  Vaccination usually kicks in about two weeks after the shot, and lasts through the end of flu season in spring.

The CDC recommends that everybody six months or older get a flu shot every year.  The H1N1 strain has been hardest on young adults, and influenza is usually most dangerous in infants.  Let's spare them the agony if we can.