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Release: Oct. 14, 1999

Flu shots are available at UI Family Care Center, Coralville

IOWA CITY, Iowa -- University of Iowa Family Care Center, Coralville, an affiliate of UI Family Care, is offering influenza vaccinations to all people served by the center.

Influenza is a highly contagious infectious disease that may have a lethal outcome in people age 65 and older or having other medical conditions. In the United States, more than 20,000 people die from influenza each year.

Adelaide Gurwell, M.D.; Mary Larew, M.D.; Janet Clark, M.D.; and Michael Maharry, M.D.; from UI Family Care Center, Coralville, urge all people in the area who have no contraindications to the influenza vaccine to call now and make an appointment for a shot.

Flu shots are particularly needed for:
--People 65 years of age and over
--Children and adults with chronic medical conditions, especially those with chronic disorders of the lungs and the heart, including asthma
--Pregnant women in the second and third trimester of pregnancy or who are at risk regardless of the stage of pregnancy
--Children and teenagers up to 18 years receiving long-term aspirin therapy
--Health care workers
--Members of households with people at high risk for influenza
--People with HIV/AIDS
--People providing essential community services

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call UI Family Care Center, Coralville, at (319) 384-9900. UI Family Care Center, Coralville is located on 625 1st Ave., Suite 100.

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