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Flu Shots at Airports

Who needs a doctor when you can get healthy on the fly?

You can pre-order nutritious in-flight meals, relax with a layover massage and now get that flu shot you've been putting off.

In a dozen airports across North America, you'll beAfraid of needles?Afraid of needles? able to beat influenza while you wait to board your flight this fall.

If you're like me and put a flu shot on your must-do list, but never find time to actually call the doctor, book the appointment and then get there, you'll like appreciate the uber-convenience of fly-by immunization.

Not a flu shot kinda gal?

Go ahead and take your chances: wash your hands, get your zzz's and down a fortune in vitamins. But burn the midnight oil a few nights or skimp on the veggies, and that's the week you'll get sneezed on while waiting in line for your latte.

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention)[www.cdc.gov] reports more than 36,000 deaths each year from the flu and more than 200,000 hospitalizations - those figures don't include all the people who sniffle and cough their way through flu season - contaminating grocery carts, doorknobs and ATM's.

Unlike previous years, there's no shortage of flu shots and most airports are offering them for $15 to $35 - less than the average airport meal.

Can you hear that sound? It's your excuses running out of steam.

Below is a list of airports currently involved in the program - let me know if I've missed any:

Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL)
Phone: 404-616-6000
Cost: $35
O'Hare International Airport (ORD)
University of Illinois Medical Center
Phone: 773-894-5100
Cost: $35
Midway International Airport Chicago (MDW)
University of Illinois Medical Center
Phone: 773-894-5100
Cost: $35
Denver International Airport (DEN)
Denver Health Medical Center Main Terminal
Phone: 303-317-0607
Cost: $20 (Cash only)
Honolulu International Airport (HNL)
The Medical Corner
Phone: 808-836-3900
Cost: $25
McCarran International Airport - Las Vegas (LAS)
Southern Nevada Health Clinic
Phone: 702-261-5620
Cost: $30
San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
SFO Medical Center
Phone: 650-821-5600
Cost: $25
Boston Logan International Airport (BOS)
Phone: 617-568-6500
Cost: $25
John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK)
Kennedy Medical
Phone: 718-656-5344
Cost: $25
Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
Harmony Pharmacy
Phone: 973-639-9530
Cost: $15
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
Centinele Hospital
Phone: 310-215-6020
Cost: $35
Vancouver International Airport (YVR)
Ultima Medical Clinic
Phone: 604-207-6900
Cost: $35

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