"Getting immunized against the flu is the easiest and most effective way to reduce the risk of infection"
Boca Raton, Fla (PRWEB) December 05, 2011
Boca Regional Urgent Care will offer a flu shot clinic on Wednesday, December 7 from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at its brand new facility, located at 20665 Lyons Road in Boca Raton. In recognition of the CDC’s National Influenza Vaccination Week, the Urgent Care Center' first 200 adult visitors (18 or older) will receive the flu shots for free.
“Getting immunized against the flu is the easiest and most effective way to reduce the risk of infection. Flu vaccination is important for our entire community, because it not only protects the patient receiving the vaccine, but their families and friends as well,” said Evan D. Goldstein M.D., Medical Director of Boca Regional Urgent Care. “We are thrilled to be able to make this service available to the public for free.” Goldstein, who is also managing partner of the Emergency Department at Boca Raton Regional Hospital, added that he hopes the free vaccines will encourage people to come see the new state-of-the-art urgent care clinic.
The federal Centers for Disease Control estimates that each year 5 to 20 percent of the population in the US becomes infected with the flu, and more than 200,000 people are hospitalized annually because of flu-related complications. The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get vaccinated, and has designated December 4-10 as “National Influenza Vaccination Week” to highlight the importance of the issue.
About Boca Regional Urgent Care: Boca Regional Urgent Care is Palm Beach County’s newest urgent care center and the only center staffed exclusively by physicians who are Board Certified in Emergency Medicine. A modern, state-of-the-art medical facility, it offers treatment for non-life threatening illnesses and injuries without an appointment, and accepts most major health insurance plans. The clinic equipped with an on-site lab and pharmacy, digital x-rays, and EKG equipment. It is open from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., 365 days a year. The clinic specializes in pediatric and adult care along with Worker's Comp, Occupational Medicine and Travel Medicine. For more information please visit our website http://www.BocaRegionalUrgentCare.com