Please schedule your flu shot

Dear Patients,
Life Medical’s main clinic location in St. Louis Park is fully stocked with influenza vaccines. According to the state’s Department of Health, this flu season is already considered harsher than usual:

“Flu is now widespread in Minnesota, the state Health Department announced Thursday, the latest sign that this year’s influenza season will be harsher than most. The designation means that influenza has been detected in four of the eight reporting districts in the state, which has also now reported 64 outbreaks of influenza-like illness in schools and 7 outbreaks in long-term care facilities so far this season.” (Source: December 11, 2014 Star Tribune Article)

Please call and schedule an appointment today to get your flu shot. The shot needs 2 weeks to build enough antibodies to become fully effective, so if you have it done now you will be well-prepared for holiday gatherings, where we tend to share love, food, laughter, and germs with our families and friends.

For more information about the flu vaccine, please see the CDC’s Key Facts page on this topic: CDC Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine