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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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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

Is Your Child Protected? Don’t Risk a Preventable Nightmare The CDC estimates that vaccinations will prevent more than 21 million hospitalizations and 732,000 deaths among children born in the last 20 years. Back-to-school season is fast approaching. Parents have begun gathering school supplies and shopping for new clothes. Now is also the perfect time to…

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National Influenza Vaccination Week is December 4-10

‘Tis the Season…for a Flu Shot It’s here…that time of year when holiday shopping is in full swing, children are eager to visit Santa Claus, travel plans are being made, and savvy folks are getting flu shots. Wait, what? You think, “Isn’t it too late in the season for a flu shot?” Not at all!…

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month!

Why Risk It? Vaccines are Not Optional Curiously, vaccine safety continues to be a topic of debate, which may be why vaccination rates for some diseases do not meet national public health goals. The fact is, immunizations have significantly reduced the incidence of many serious infectious diseases and medical professionals want to remind people that…

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