Northwestern Medicine

Hospital Encourages Local Residents to Take Advantage of H1N1 Vaccine

Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital April 01, 2010

LAKE FOREST, IL – Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital still has a plentiful supply of H1N1 vaccine, and doctors are encouraging the community to get immunized.

“Getting vaccinated is an easy step that could go a long way toward keeping you — and everyone else around you — healthy,” says Michael Ankin, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report that several states in the southeastern part of the country are seeing larger numbers of H1N1. With spring break travel, it is possible that other states may begin seeing increased cases as well.

“We’re not out of the woods yet,” says Dr. Ankin. “We haven’t forgotten that last year’s initial H1N1 outbreak occurred in the springtime.”

The vaccine is available on a first come, first served basis at three Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital locations during the following hours:

The vaccine costs $24 per person, and is payable by cash or by checks made out to Northwestern Medicine Lake Forest Hospital. The hospital is not able to process credit cards, debit cards or insurance assignments, but it will bill Medicare for patients who bring their current card. The hospital will provide a receipt with the necessary codes should you wish to submit a claim to your insurance.

Learn more about the vaccine and answers to frequently asked questions.

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