SEN. KITCHEN, QUALITY COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE OFFER FREE FLU SHOTS

SEN. KITCHEN, QUALITY COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE OFFER FREE FLU SHOTS
 
PHILADELPHIA, OCT. 12, 2010 — State Sen. Shirley Kitchen and Quality Community Healthcare (QCHC) are encouraging the community to take preventative steps to be healthy this winter by offering free flu shots in November.
 
“Flu season is nearing, so now is the time to take a simple and free step toward protecting yourself from this contagious and serious illness,” Kitchen said. “I invite everyone to take the time to get a free vaccination this November so that everyone can stay healthy through the winter.”
 
The free vaccination clinics for H1N1 (adults only) and influenza will be available from 9:30 a.m. to noon on Tuesday, Nov. 16 and Nov. 23 at the senator’s district office, 1701 W. Lehigh Ave., Suite 104. No appointment is necessary.
 
There are various forms of the influenza virus that constantly change, which is why it is recommended that individuals get a flu shot every year. It is especially important for individuals who are in the high risk category, including pregnant women, children ages 6 months to 5 years, individuals ages 50 and older, people with chronic medical conditions, people who live in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities and people who live with or care for anyone who is high risk, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
 
QCHC is a Philadelphia-based non-profit that provides primary preventive, chronic and episodic care services to thousands of residents in Philadelphia.
 
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