DALLAS, Dec. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Concentra, a subsidiary of Humana Inc., is taking part in National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 4-11) as designated by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The company is also making seasonal influenza vaccines available through its Concentra Urgent Care centers.
In support of National Influenza Vaccination Week, all Concentra Urgent Care locations will be offering the single-dose influenza vaccine, while supplies last. The 2011/2012 single-dose vaccine covers the seasonal flu strain and provides the best defense against contracting the flu virus. Seasonal influenza, or the flu, is an extremely contagious respiratory infection and can cause medical complications that result in an average of 36,000 deaths each year. But the flu can be prevented with an annual flu vaccine. It has been calculated to save more than 8 million lives annually – the equivalent of one person saved every five seconds.
"The flu season typically begins its peak in December and can extend into May, and influenza viruses are known to be unpredictable and easily spread. With the holidays upon us, frequent travel and festive gatherings mean increased risk of catching and spreading flu germs, making vaccination against influenza both timely and important," said Senior Vice President of Medical Operations Bill Lewis, M.D. "Many individuals have yet to get an annual flu vaccine and, with vaccines readily available across the country, we're urging patients in our communities to get vaccinated."
Flu shots are available at all Concentra Urgent Care locations across the country, to patients four years of age and older. No appointment is necessary, walk-ins are welcome. In addition to flu vaccines, the company also offers health care services for a wide range of serious injuries and illnesses, including colds, seasonal allergies, skin infections, broken bones, and many other conditions.
With locations throughout the nation, many with weekend and extended evening hours, Concentra delivers comprehensive health care solutions to patients – providing the care they need, when they need it most. For a complete list of locations, visit www.Concentra.com.
Concentra, a subsidiary of Humana Inc., is a leading health care company focused on improving America's health, one patient at a time. Through its affiliated clinicians, the company provides occupational medicine, urgent care, physical therapy, and wellness services from more than 310 medical centers in 40 states. In addition to these medical center locations, Concentra serves employers by providing a broad range of health advisory services and operating more than 260 worksite medical facilities. Through this complement of services, Concentra intends to raise the standard of health by putting individuals first, treating them with clinical excellence, and focusing on their ongoing wellness. www.Concentra.com
Humana Inc., headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky, is a leading health care company that offers a wide range of insurance products and health and wellness services that incorporate an integrated approach to lifelong well-being. By leveraging the strengths of its core businesses, Humana believes it can better explore opportunities for existing and emerging adjacencies in health care that can further enhance wellness opportunities for the millions of people across the nation with whom the company has relationships.
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- Annual reports to stockholders;
- Securities and Exchange Commission filings;
- Most recent investor conference presentations;
- Quarterly earnings news releases;
- Replays of most recent earnings release conference calls;
- Calendar of events (including upcoming earnings conference call dates and times, as well as planned interaction with research analysts and institutional investors);
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