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Published On: Mon, Oct 21st, 2013

Flu shots and travel medicine with Passport Health CEO, Duellyn Pandis

With flu season upon us, albeit seen in low numbers and sporadically thus far, health professionals are advising the public to get vaccinated now as the peak of seasonal flu season hits us around the month of February.

Passport Health Image/Robert Herriman

Passport Health
Image/Robert Herriman

There are a number of flu shot choices available for the 2013-2014 Flu season, and you may be asking, “what’s right for me?”

On the Saturday, Oct 19. airing of Dispatch Radio, President and CEO of Passport Health of Tampa Bay, Duellyn Pandis joined us to help sort out the variety of flu shots available.

Pandis, who is also a registered nurse, defined what is a trivalent flu shot vs a quadrivalent, talked about the egg-free flu shot and the nasal spray vaccine. She thoroughly went through the list of available vaccines.

Pandis went on to explain that seasonal influenza can be a serious infection and that 36,000 people die annually from the respiratory virus.

In addition, she talked about the travel medicine services her company provides including travel health consultation with a  travel medicine specialist and what a customer might expect from this service.

Passport Health provides a wide array of vaccinations for international travel, prophylactic antibiotics and antimalarials, whatever your needs depending on your destination.

Passport Health is the largest provider of travel medical/immunization services in the United States. Our services are tailored with your convenience in mind.  Whether you are traveling abroad and need of immunizations, preparing for college or camp, in the process of becoming a U.S. citizen or permanent resident, volunteering for missionary or humanitarian work, or wish to schedule an on-site flu clinic for your company, Passport Health will help you protect your health.

Check out the Passport Health website to see all the travel and immunization services they offer.

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- Writer, Co-Founder and Executive Editor of The Global Dispatch. Robert has been covering news in the areas of health, world news and politics for a variety of online news sources. He is also the Editor-in-Chief of the website, Outbreak News Today and hosts the podcast, Outbreak News Interviews on iTunes, Stitcher and Spotify Robert is politically Independent and a born again Christian Follow @bactiman63

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