A medical center in Kays, Kansas is offering free drive-thru flu shots for the first time this season. Hays Medical Center Foundation is sponsoring this drive-thri flu from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Oct. 14. The flu vaccine will be given to adults and children ages 6 months and older. Also featuring the flu mist spray for children 2 years and older.
People wishing to receive a flu shot are asked to wear a short-sleeved shirt upon driving up to the center. No injections will be given to anyone allergic to eggs and thimerosal.
New to this flu vaccine season in Kansa, is that people 65 years and older can receive a high dose formulation of the vaccine. The dose contains four times the amount of influenza antigens and induces a high immune response to individuals in this population who are most susceptible to complications of flu, a new quadrivalent form of the flu vaccine that has been getting much attention by manufacturers in recent years. The quadrivalent vaccine provides a potential solution to the effectiveness of flu vaccines in the young and the elderly, and could potentially decrease the amount of deaths associate with the flu virus in those two age groups, which is one of the biggest challenges in for flu vaccine developers.
Chris Ambrose, Vice President, Medical and Scientific Affairs at MedImmune will be giving a presentation on "The Rationale for the Quadrivalent Flu Vaccine" at the 4th Annual Influenza Congress USA.
For more information about the free flu shot drive thru visit: http://www.haysmedfoundation.org/
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