Farmington Hills, Mich., January 24, 2007 – It’s not too late for a flu shot this season. If you have not received flu shot for the 2006/2007 flu season, you can still benefit from the vaccine.
Botsford Hospital and Livonia Family Physicians, P.C., are partnering to offer a free flu shot clinic on Saturday, February 3 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and Sunday, February 4 from 9 a.m. to noon. The clinic will be held at the Livonia Family Physicians office at 17800 Newburg Road in Livonia. The shots are offered to adults of all ages and to children accompanied by their parents.
Statistics from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services show that in most recent flu seasons, flu activity peaked in late December through early March. This means that people who have not yet been vaccinated can still receive real benefits from a flu shot. CDC sources say that adults have peak antibody protection against influenza virus infection within two weeks after vaccination.
Botsford Hospital, an independent, acute care, 330-bed community hospital in Farmington Hills, Mich., was founded in 1965. Nationally recognized for quality, safety and medical education programs, Botsford has received the 2005 Solucient 100 Top Hospitals: Performance Improvement Leaders award and the 2005 Governor’s Award of Excellence for Improving Care in the Hospital Setting and Improving Care in the Emergency Department Setting. Botsford’s Web address is www.botsford.org.
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