Health
Thursday, November 13, 2003
Nanticoke Memorial Hospital to offer flu shots
Itís not too late to get a flu shot. Influenza is a serious disease that affects many people, including the elderly and those with serious, long-term health problems. Nanticoke Memorial Hospital will offer flu shots to the public on Monday, Nov. 17, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and Wednesday, Nov.19, from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., in the Mears Health Campus, across from the Post Office in Seaford. The cost of the vaccination will be $10. The vaccine is not recommended for anyone under the age of 18. The influenza vaccine is recommended for elderly and high-risk individuals. Healthy working adults may also benefit from the influenza. Large outbreaks of influenza usually do not occur before December in the USA and reach a peak between late December and early March. Many continue into the spring. The duration of protection conferred by influenza vaccine generally begins one to two weeks after injection and may last six months or longer. For additional information, contact Nanticoke Memorial Hospital at 629-6611, extension 2645. No appointment or pre-registration is required.