Mid America Immunization Coalition (MAIC) is once again holding a series of flu clinics across the metro area to try and reduce the burden of influenza on the community. Every year, an average of 32,000 people in the U.S. die from complications resulting from the flu. Last year was even worse, and this year is expected to once again be a bad year.
Getting an annual flu shot is one of the best ways to keep from becoming sick. It is also recommended to wash hands frequently, and to stay home when you’re sick. The more people who get a flu shot and practice good health hygiene, the stronger the herd immunity will be. That’s when the majority of the people are immunized, and so everyone, including the more vulnerable populations (the elderly, the immune-compromised, and those under the age of 6 months) are protected.
Two local TV stations covered the clinic on Oct. 16 at the Don Bosco at St. Anthony’s on Benton Blvd:
Charlie Keegan with Channel 41 and
Kelly Eckerman with Channel 9
Many thanks to both for helping spread and word and keeping the community healthy! Have you had YOUR shot yet? Check with the health department, your local health clinic, or your private health provider, Walgreens or CVS, and get yours as soon as you can. Do it for yourself, your family, your co-workers and your community. Before Halloween is a good rule of thumb. Say BOO to the FLU!
For details and a schedule of upcoming clinics CLICK HERE.
MAIC is a program of Mother & Child Health Coalition/Nurture KC.
Starting November 1 MCHC will have a new name and new address
MCHC will become Nurture KC and the staff is moving to
1111 West 39th Street KCMO 64111
www.NurtureKC.org Coming Soon