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Low-Cost Flu Shots

Posted: January 5, 2009

Low-Cost Flu Shots

Sponsored by the Metro Health Hospital Foundation

Saturday, January 10, 2009
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (or while supplies last)
Metro Health Hospital Lobby, 5900 Byron Center Ave., Wyoming

Shots are $5 (cash only) and available on a first come, first served basis.

Who should be vaccinated?

  • Anyone 50 years of age or older.
  • Women who will be pregnant during influenza season.
  • Anyone with long-term health problems such as heart disease, lung disease, asthma, kidney disease, diabetes, liver disease and anemia or other blood disorders.
  • Anyone with a weakened immune system due to HIV/AIDS or other diseases affecting the immune system, long-term treatment with drugs such as steroids or cancer treatment.
  • Anyone with certain muscle or nerve disorders that can lead to breathing or swallowing problems. Residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities.
  • Anyone who lives with or cares for people at high risk for influenza-related complications.
  • Anyone who wants to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill from influenza.

Influenza is a contagious disease. It can be spread by coughing, sneezing or nasal secretions. It can cause fever, sore throat, chills, fatigue, cough, headache and muscle aches. On average, 226,000 people are hospitalized every year because of influenza and 36,000 people die…mostly elderly.

If you have questions about the low-cost flu shots, call (616) 252-7341.



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