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Flu shots at the airport

Posted by Paul Makishima, Globe Assistant Sunday Editor  October 15, 2008 10:54 AM

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So you travel a lot for work. I know it's hard to make time to exercise, and you can just barely squeeze out time for the dentist a couple times a year and the doc once (note to self: schedule the annual physical).
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Flu season is nearly upon us. Clinics for shots seem ubiquitous, but they're always in places you don't go -- like the drugstore or the mall -- or at times that aren't convenient. Thinking about blowing it off? Don't. The flu is not what you think it is. Most people say they have it when all they really have is a simple virus or a cold. If you get the real flu, you could easily be down for a week or more.
So what to do? This year about 21 airports are offering shots, up from about a dozen or so last year, owing to the popularity of the service. Some of the airports have contracted with commercial providers while others have enlisted local hospitals or public health agencies. Besides Logan, the list includes most of the biggies and hubs: Hartsfield in Atlanta, O'Hare and Midway in Chicago, Cleveland, Denver, LAX, JFK, Philly, and San Francisco. Hours vary, but most are open at least during regular business hours, and the cost runs from $20 to $35 (actually in Phoenix and San Diego they're free while supplies last).


The good folks at USA Today, have put together this complete list with details. No excuses now. Roll up that sleeve.

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