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Teaming up with the Chicago Department of Public Health to Provide Free Flu Shots.

BCBSIL Care VanAh-ah-ah chooooooo!!!!

Anyone out there have that snuffling, sneezing, achy feeling?

You aren’t alone, it’s flu season! Now that “flu time” is here, it’s time to get serious about staying healthy and one of the easiest ways to do that is to get a flu shot. Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois makes that easy for you by teaming with the Chicago Department of Public Health (CDPH) to provide free flu shots via the Healthy Chicago Care Van. The Care Van travels around the city providing immunizations at locations such as schools, government offices, and churches.  The Care Van schedule goes on location monthly.  

Care Van BCBSILIn addition to vaccinations, the CDPH recommends everyone take the following basic precautions to avoid the flu:

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water. Teach children the same healthy habits.
  • Make an extra effort to clean commonly-touched surfaces, such as countertops, tables, doorknobs, telephones and TV/stereo remote controls.
  • Do not share anything that goes in the mouth, such as drinking cups and straws.
  • Eat more whole grains, vegetables and fruit, get enough rest and stay physically fit to help the body fight off disease.
  • If you have the flu or any cold, do not infect others. Cover your nose and mouth when you cough and sneeze, and promptly discard used facial tissues. If you are ill, stay home from work or school until you recover.

If you’ve already gotten a flu shot, congratulations on making your health a priority! Now, pass the tissue box, the aspirin and the Care Van schedule  to those who didn’t…

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