Dallas, TX (PRWEB) October 17, 2013
Dallas-based DealWell.com announced today that it is making free flu shots available at a number of its providers across the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex. To learn more about the offer and claim a flu shot at no cost, go to http://www.dealwell.com/offers/free-flu-shots/.
“With cold weather and flu season fast approaching, we want to make sure that people aren’t foregoing flu shots because of cost or hassle. This flu shot giveaway is another way that DealWell.com is using the power of the Internet to make North Texas a healthier place,” said Geoff Fischer, DealWell’s President and Co-Founder.
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) and Dallas County Health and Human Services both recommend that everyone 6 months and older should get a flu shot, except for people who have severe allergies to eggs. According to the CDC, on average 5% to 20% of the US population will contract the flu, and more than 200,000 people will be hospitalized because of seasonal flu-related complications. Those specifically urged to get a flu shot include people who have asthma, diabetes, pregnant women, children older than 6 months, seniors 65 and over, and all caregivers and household contacts for those at risk. The CDC claims that the vaccine can “…reduce the risk of flu illness by about 60% among the overall population.”
Fischer added, “Anyone who’s had the flu knows that it’s worth doing everything you can to avoid it. While a flu shot isn’t a guarantee, experts agree that it increases your chances of not having to suffer the aches, chills, fever and other unpleasant symptoms. We urge everyone in the Metroplex to take advantage of this offer and point their friends and family to http://www.dealwell.com/offers/free-flu-shots/. ”
DealWell.com has long offered no-obligation free consultations at a number of its Dental, Surgical, Med Spa, Weight Loss and Urgent Care providers. This flu shot offer works in a similar fashion. From the hub page at http://www.dealwell.com/offers/free-flu-shots/ users can see all the providers offering the free shots, read reviews about them, view their hours of operation and see which accept walk-ins and which require an appointment. Then once they’ve selected the provider of their choice, with just a few clicks and at no cost, they can print the DealWell Certificate which they bring to the provider to receive the shot. Certificates may be claimed on behalf of others. Providers’ supplies of the vaccine are limited, so people are encouraged to act fast to take advantage of this offer.
“Dealwell.com was built to empower people with the ability to compare, bid, and save in these times of rising costs for healthcare and make it easy to get great deals at top health and wellness providers. Our flu shot giveaway is an important way for us to further serve our North Texas community,” said Fischer.
The first website that allows consumers to compare, bid and save on health and wellness services, DealWell has more than 1150 offers from 200+ top providers across the Metroplex, in twelve major categories: Chiropractic, Cosmetic and Bariatric Surgery, Dental, Eye Exams and LASIK, Gyms and Training, Hormone Therapy, Massage, Medical Imaging, Medical Spa and Day Spa, Urgent Care and Physicals, Weight Loss/Management and Yoga/Pilates/Barre. DealWell negotiates discounts of up to 85 percent off retail price, and every offer has a “Buy Now” price and the ability to bid for even more savings. Unlike “daily deals” sites, offers on DealWell are available 24/7/365, and for every service consumers have a broad choice of providers. Purchases made on DealWell may be eligible for reimbursement from FSA/HSA plans or applicable to insurance deductibles, if the service is covered by the plan. Consumers are urged to check with their plan administrators for details.
Providers interested in featuring their services on DealWell should visit https://www.dealwell.com/BecomeAProvider.
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