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Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Penn Medicine Wants You to Stay Healthy: Get Your Flu Shot Today!

Vaccination is the best protection against contracting the flu. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that everyone six months of age and older get vaccinated against the flu as soon the 2011-2012 vaccine becomes available.

“Every flu season, different flu viruses develop and spread,” says Charles Schwartz, MD, PennCare® for Kids. “The flu can affect people differently based on their body’s ability to fight infection.”

That is why yearly vaccination is critically important for protection against the flu. Penn Medicine has received its supply of flu vaccine and mist and the staff urges you to make an appointment today.

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myPennMedicine: Giving Patients Access to their Online Medical Records

Penn Medicine patients now have access to their online medical records through myPennMedicine. Currently, Penn Medicine is the only health system in the region to offer patients this online health management tool. It gives patients the ability to submit routine requests for prescription refills, referrals or appointments as well as view lab results, medication lists and health summaries without having to pick up the phone.

Learn more about myPennMedicine and register to win a free iPad

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