EDISON –A Flu Defense Clinic at Menlo Park Mall will run each weekend from Oct. 10, through Nov. 1, from noon to 4 p.m. on Saturdays and 1 to 5 p.m. on Sundays, providing vaccinations for seasonal flu, pneumonia and H1N1, while supplies last.
“We’re encouraging everyone who is able to receive a flu vaccination to get out and get one early,” said WellCheck Medical Centers CEO Jack Tawil.
Seasonal flu vaccinations will cost $30 per dose, pneumonia vaccinations will be $50 and vaccines for H1N1 are expected by mid-October, subject to the government’s release of the vaccine, with the cost to be determined soon. Cash, check, and credit/debit cards are accepted for payment and Medicare and some private insurance will be accepted. The seasonal flu vaccine is available for anyone over two years of age.
WellCheck has partnered with Mollen Immunization Clinics – one of the nation’s largest flu vaccination providers – to bring the 2009 Flu Defense Clinic to fruition. Recognizing the importance of childhood vaccinations, WellCheck is also supporting the mission of Families Fighting Flu, a non-profit group founded by parents who have each lost a child to influenza. Representatives from this important organization will be at select mall sites throughout the country at which the WellCheck Flu Defense Clinics will be held.
Laura Scott, executive director of Families Fighting Flu says that parents should not underestimate the seriousness of seasonal influenza, as it kills nearly 100 American children under age five each year and hospitalizes 20,000 young children annually.
“Because influenza is a vaccine-preventable illness, I urge all parents to talk to your healthcare provider about getting your kids vaccinated this year and every year,” Scott says.
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