It’s Not Too Late To Get A Flu Shot
Here at Meadowlands Hospital we are very serious about vaccinating people for Influenza (Flu). It is a nasty disease that tends to last about 8 months throughout the year in most places. As common as the flu may be, this doesn’t make it any safer. Many people die every year from this illness, which is why getting vaccinated is very important. According to the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) mortality surveillance data available on December 31, 2014, 7.2% of the deaths occurring during the week ending December 13, 2014 (week 50) were due to Pneumonia & Influenza. Our medical experts are saying that the disease is running it’s course longer and affecting more people this season than in recent years, which is another reason to get a vaccination as soon as possible.
If you have not already done so, make sure getting the flu shot is at the top of your list. Given that vaccinations are distributed before the flu season starts, most people think it is pointless or too late to get one once the season has taken effect. Don’t wait before it hits you, make your appointment at Meadowlands Hospital and get protected from this dangerous disease. Here are some reasons why you should get the shot ASAP.
Flu symptoms include fever, cough, sore throat, a runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches and fatigue. There are other viruses that can cause these symptoms, but a high fever and bad cough usually indicate flu.
To keep our community healthy and safe, Meadowlands Hospital will be providing free of charge flu shots on the following days (for adults 18+):
Monday, January 12th, 2015 – 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday, January 15th, 2015 – 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Monday, January 19th, 2015 – 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Thursday, January 22nd, 2015 – 9:30 am to 4:00 pm
Please call 201-392-3223 to schedule your appointment.