Botsford News Release
Farmington Hills, Mich. (October 22, 2010)---For the first time, seniors are being offered a flu shot that was designed specifically for them. This new vaccine, called Fluzone High-Dose, is a stronger flu shot that gives immune systems a high-octane boost.
Katie Hannon, D.O., a Botsford Hospital family doctor, says, “Fluzone High-Dose contains four times the flu-fighting antigens of the standard flu vaccine. It’s designed for seniors because immune systems weaken with age and flu deaths are more common in older adults. Seniors still have the option of getting the standard flu shot.”
Botsford Hospital family and internal medicine physicians are offering this shot for seniors at the following practices: Botsford Primary Care Physicians in Dearborn Heights, Botsford Medical Center-Redford, Fairwood Family Practice in Dearborn Heights, Farmington Village Family Practice in Farmington and Midwest Internal Medicine Associates in Livonia.
Check with your doctor to see if your insurance will cover the cost of the Fluzone High-Dose. To find a Botsford physician that offers this vaccine, please contact Botsford Hospital’s physician referral number at (877) 477-DOC1.
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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