Home Bound Healthcare urges people to get flu shot


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Posted Online: Jan. 15, 2013, 11:59 am
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Press release submitted by Amanda Maurer


With flu activity going strong across the United States, Home Bound Healthcare would like to urge everyone that has not yet had the flu shot to get vaccinated right away.

The effects of widespread flu activity are alarming and apparent: eight Chicago area hospitals recently had to turn away ambulances due to the surge of patients with flu-like symptoms; the state of New York has declared a public health emergency and is now allowing pharmacists to vaccinate children as young as six months old; hospitals are imposing restrictions on visitors due to widespread flu activity.

The best way to protect yourself from the flu and its effects is to get your flu shot if you have not already done so for the 2012-2013 season.

Those who are most at risk of developing serious flu-related complications include people 65 years and older, pregnant women, and those with certain medical conditions including asthma, diabetes, and chronic lung disease. If you live with or care for someone who is high risk for developing flu-related complications it is very important for you to be vaccinated as well.

CBS News reported this week that 135 million flu vaccines were manufactured for the 2012-2013 flu season and 128 million have been administered so far. Those interested in getting vaccinated should do so as soon as possible.

Home Bound Healthcare of Moline provides flu and pneumonia vaccines to people in the comfort of their homes. This service is available to anyone over the age of 65 or under the age of 65 with a disability that makes it difficult to leave the home. The flu and pneumonia vaccine is also available to any interested person on-site in the Home Bound Healthcare office in Moline at 3401 16th Street. Walk-ins are welcome Monday through Friday from 8AM to 4:30PM. Home Bound Healthcare is also available to schedule flu shot clinics at community buildings, senior housing facilities, and with other organizations.

Home Bound Healthcare offers this service at no out-of-pocket expense for those with Medicare coverage. The cost of the flu vaccine for those without Medicare coverage is $25.00.

Home Bound Healthcare is a skilled home-health agency that provides intermittent nursing, rehabilitation and assistance with activities for daily living at no out-of-pocket expense to those who qualify. Home Bound also provides TeleHealth services and assistance to clients with transportation to appointments, meals, laundry, light housekeeping, bathing, etc. They are licensed by the Department of Public Health, members of the National Association for Home Care & Hospice, a 2012 HomeCare Elite Top 500 Agency and they are A+ rated members of the Better Business Bureau.

For more information about the flu shots, to make an appointment or to find out about other services offered by Home Bound, call (309) 762-7900.

















 



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1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
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