Free Flu Vaccine Available to NIH'ers
Flu can be debilitating even for healthy people, and is particularly serious for the elderly and patients with certain chronic medical conditions. Flu is very infectious and can be passed from person to person through casual contact as well as through direct patient care. Moreover, people infected with the flu are contagious usually 2 days before their own flu symptoms develop.
This year's vaccine protects against both influenza A and B. NIH employees can "foil the flu" by choosing to receive a flu vaccination during one of the convenient times and locations.
More detailed information about the flu vaccine and immunization schedule is available on the Clinical Center home page (http://www.cc.nih.gov/ccc/99flu/) and on posters throughout the CC. Also check out the NIAID Web site.
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