December 1, 2006
MAURY REGIONAL PROVIDES FLU SHOTS AT SENIOR CITIZENS CENTER
Maury Regional Hospital will be offering flu vaccines for the community on Monday, December 11, from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. at the Maury County Senior Citizens Center. The cost is $25; however, Medicare will be filed for seniors.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, more than 200,000 Americans are hospitalized and over 36,000 die from influenza and influenza-related complications each year. Older people, young children and people with certain health conditions are at high risk for complications. Complications may include sinus infections, bacterial pneumonia, ear infections and dehydration. The flu will also worsen chronic health conditions such as asthma, congestive heart failure and diabetes.
Flu symptoms include fever, headache, extreme fatigue, dry cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, and muscle aches. Other symptoms include nausea, vomiting and diarrhea; however, these symptoms are more common in children than adults.
The single most effective way to prevent the flu is to get a vaccination each year. If you have not already been vaccinated, Maury Regional Hospital encourages you to attend on December 11 or to contact your primary care physician to get your vaccination.
Maury Regional Hospital in Columbia, Tennessee is a 275-bed not-for-profit regional medical center established in 1953. The JCAHO-accredited hospital has a medical staff of 167 physicians, representing more than 30 specialties, and serves approximately 250,000 residents in southern Middle Tennessee. It is the flagship hospital for a system with additional facilities in Spring Hill, Hohenwald, Lewisburg and Waynesboro. For more information, visit www.mauryregional.com.