Champaign-Urbana Public Health District

CUPHD Offering FREE Flu Shots to Champaign County Residents

Wednesday - Feb 27, 2008

Champaign-Urbana Public Health District Urges Citizens to Get a Flu Shot to Avoid the Worst of Influenza Symptoms

Champaign, IL - Through a generous donation by Carle Occupational Health, the Champaign-Urbana Public Health District (CUPHD) is able to offer FREE flu shots for Champaign County residents ages 18 and over. CUPHD has 200 doses of flu vaccine, and encourages citizens to take advantage of this limited offer. Appointments for a FREE flu shot may be made by calling 217-531-2922.

Despite the challenges surrounding this year's flu shot, flu vaccination remains the single most effective way to prevent seasonal influenza. Each vaccine provides proven protection against three known strains of influenza, including one strain that has been identified as making people sick this year. Flu vaccinations also provide "cross protection" for other strains of influenza, which result in milder symptoms and shorter duration of illness in most people.

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