launches 2007-2008 Southeastern Pennsylvania Flu Shot Guide

November 17, 2007 (PRLEAP.COM) Health News
Philadelphia — This year, a record number of flu vaccines means that everyone who needs or wants a flu shot will be able to get one. Getting a flu shot can reduce your risk of becoming one of the 36,000 Americans who die from flu every year, especially if you’re at risk. The CDC strongly recommends that everyone in the following categories get a flu shot:

- Children aged 6 months until their 5th birthday
- Pregnant women
- People 50 years of age and older
- People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
- People who live in nursing homes and other long term care facilities

In addition, they recommend that people who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu get vaccinated, including:

- Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
- Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated)
- Healthcare workers is Southeastern Pennsylvania’s gateway to flu shot clinics. If you’re looking for a flu shot in Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery or Philadelphia counties, visit PhillyHealthInfo’s Health Events Calendar and search by day, week or month.

Visit PhillyHealthInfo’s flu events page here:

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