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U.S. HealthWorks Marks National Influenza Vaccination Week

12/10/2013

U.S. HealthWorks Marks National Influenza Vaccination Week
FortMillTimes.com - Los Angeles, CA
December 8, 2013

LOS ANGELES — With the peak of the holiday season a little over two weeks away, medical professionals around the country are working this week to keep influenza from ruining the holiday season.

U.S. HealthWorks Medical Group, a leading operator of occupational healthcare and urgent care centers in the nation, is joining with other health care providers to encourage people to get flu shots during National Influenza Vaccination Week.

The week – December 8-14 – was established in 2005 by the Center for Disease Control and to highlight the importance of promoting influenza vaccination.

“Without a doubt, the single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated every year,” said Dr. Mark Pucek, Chief Medical Officer, for U.S. HealthWorks. “Many people have good intentions, but for whatever reason they either decide to get a flu shot too late or not at all. Everyone 6 months and older should get vaccinated.”

Influenza shouldn’t be taken lightly because it’s a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others.

U.S. HealthWorks offers flu shots at locations in 19 states – and will visit workplaces to vaccinate large groups of employees, dramatically decreasing the chances of the flu spreading in the office. The on-site program is available to businesses providing vaccinations for 25 employees or more and in the vicinity of a U.S. HealthWorks location.

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