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Reasons to get a flu vaccine

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It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again. But lo and behold, flu season is upon us. Vaccination is still the tried-and-true way to prevent both sickness and death from influenza. This vaccine will protect against both the seasonal influenza virus as well as the 2009 H1N1 virus.

Here are three good reasons to get vaccinated:

• Each year influenza kills 30,000-40,000 people in the United States.
• Elderly patients account for 90 percent of influenza-related deaths, many of which are considered avoidable.
• In 2010, the H1N1 virus (commonly called swine flu) affected individuals of all ages; many were hospitalized with complications, such as pneumonia.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends vaccinating all individuals over 6 months of age, especially pregnant women.

Be aware

Those who are allergic to eggs need to speak to their primary care provider before getting the flu shot.

When will Oak Street Medical offer the flu shot?

Manufacturers have already shipped the flu vaccine to our clinic for the 2011-12 flu season.

We will offer walk-in clinics:
• Tuesday, Sept. 13, 7-9 a.m.
• Tuesday, Sept. 20, 7-9 a.m.

You may also get your flu shot during a regularly scheduled appointment. To check the status of flu vaccines and future walk-in clinics, call 541-868-2140.

Many patients have questions and concerns about flu vaccinations. The physicians at Oak Street Medical are always willing to help you decide if the flu vaccine is right for you – contact us!

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Independent and progressive, Oak Street Medical provides a unique combination of complementary health care services that includes Primary Care, Diabetes and Mental Health, as well as Allergy, Asthma and Immunology through Oregon Allergy Associates.