More Than a Flu Shot Clinic

More Than a Flu Shot Clinic

More than a Flu Shot Clinic is now scheduling FREE FLU CLINICS for September & October 2014 East Tennessee Personal Care Service, Clinton Drugstore and Covenant Health are now scheduling “More Than a Flu Shot Clinic”  for local businesses and senior facilities in Knoxville for this Fall. Flu Shots PLUS: Blood Pressure, Bone Density Screening, Blood Oxygen Levels and Atrial Fibrillation Screening. Though there are a few risks associated with the flu vaccine in vulnerable persons, the far greater dangers lie in not getting immunized. Seniors are more susceptible to flu infection because their immunity is lower. Because the flu is easily spread by coughing or sneezing, it can spread quickly in a closed environment like a nursing facility. Seniors are also at higher risk of developing complications from influenza, such as pneumonia, and they’re more likely to be hospitalized or even die from the flu. According to CDC estimates, 90% of flu-related deaths and over 60% of flu hospitalizations occur in adults over 65. While the effectiveness of the flu vaccine varies, depending in part on how well it “matches” that season’s common flu strains, recent studies show it can reduce the risk of illness by up to 60%.  Medicare Part B covers 100% of the cost of the seasonal flu shot for seniors. LIMITED DATES AVAILABLE.  MORE THAN A FLU SHOT CLINIC WILL BE SCHEDULED ON A FIRST COME FIRST SERVE BASIS. There is No Charge to schedule a “More than a Flu Shot Clinic” to come to your Business or Senior Facility. FOR MORE INFORMATION PLEASE CONTACT: CLINTON DRUG STORE: 865-457-1421 ETPCS: 865-692-2200 COVENANT HEALTH SENIOR SERVICES: (865) 374- 0463 _____________________________________________________________________ Scheduled...