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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

August is National Immunization Awareness Month (NIAM), an annual observance that highlights the importance of receiving recommended vaccines throughout our lives. We have the power to protect ourselves and our families from serious diseases by ensuring that we all receive the right vaccines at the right times.  Vaccines are safe, effective and the best protection…

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Flu V. Cold

Cold and Flu season is upon us, as the cold weather outside is keeping us trapped indoors, it seems as though its harder to stay away from sickness. Many will end up with the common cold, but it is often hard to distinguish whether you have a cold or the Flu. Knowing the difference is…

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Influenza Vaccination Week

This week, December 2nd- 8th is national Influenza Vaccination Week. It is extremely important to get vaccinated as you are not only protecting yourself from the Flu but are protecting others as well, by not spreading the illness. All CCHC offices have the flu vaccine available. Call your doctor today to schedule the best time…

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It’s that time of year again, for a Flu Shot

Did you know that the Flu Vaccine takes up to two weeks to build up immunity? Most of us don’t know that very important fact, that makes it so important to get a flu shot early in the season for the best results. The CDC recommends getting vaccinated by the end of October for the…

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Health Officials Dealing with Worst Flu Outbreak in 10 Years

With tens of thousands of patients flocking to hospitals and at least 37 children dead, this year’s flu season is shaping up to be the worst in nearly a decade—and it’s not over yet. It appears that children returning to school after the winter holidays are sharing more than just their new toys. They’re driving…

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It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year…For a Flu Shot

National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 3-9 “For people at high risk, getting the flu can be far more serious than for other people,” says Dr. Matthew CiRullo, family medicine physician. “Flu is more likely to lead to hospitalization or death for people in the high-risk groups, and their first line of defense is vaccination.”…

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GET YOUR FLU SHOT TODAY!

Getting your flu shot is very important. Up to 20 percent of people who are not vaccinated will develop the flu. In the United States, annual vaccination against seasonal influenza is recommended for all persons aged 6 months and older. The CDC estimates indicate that influenza vaccination reduced the risk for doctor visits by almost half!…

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