Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (January 15, 2010)---Botsford Hospital is reaching out to the community to share its supply of H1N1 vaccine. Free vaccines for both adult and children are available and are being given at an event held at Botsford Hospital’s main campus at 28050 Grand River Ave. in Farmington Hills on Saturday, January 30, from 9 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. The event will take place in the hospital’s Community Room in the Zieger Building. This building is located across from the Emergency Center walk-in entrance. Parking is available at the Zieger Building.
This is a great time to get the vaccine if you haven't already done so. When people get vaccinated, they help their community by preventing the spread of the flu virus. If enough Americans get vaccinated, it could lessen the impact or even prevent a third wave of H1N1 flu. The vaccination is the single best way to protect against influenza. Although H1N1 activity has decreased, there are still at least three months of flu season remaining.
While the seasonal flu is often most serious for older adults, H1N1 has affected many children, younger adults and middle-aged adults. Although vaccination is the best way to prevent H1N1, people need to take other precautions as well, such as covering your mouth and nose with a tissue when coughing or sneezing, washing your hands frequently and staying at home if you are sick. If you don’t have a tissue, cough or sneeze into your upper sleeve or elbow, not your hands.
Botsford Hospital is a multi-specialty 330 bed hospital and verified trauma center located in Farmington Hills, Michigan. The campus also houses an imaging center and a comprehensive care cancer center. Botsford Hospital is also home to an extensive medical education program and is part of Michigan State University's statewide campus system. Botsford Hospital each year cares for approximately 16,000 inpatients and more than 60,000 emergency and trauma patients with a team of 2,500 employees, 300 volunteers and more than 600 physicians. A not-for-profit hospital, Botsford provided almost $10.5 million in community benefit during its 2011 fiscal year.
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