ST. LOUIS (KSDK) - The Muscular Dystrophy Association is offering free flu shots to anyone affected by neuromuscular disease, including Duchenne muscular dystrophy, spinal muscular atrophy, and Lou Gehrig's disease.
Anyone wishing to take advantage of this offer should visit MDA's Flu Season Resource Center for tips on prevention, what to do if an infection occurs, and how to obtain a vaccine.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends for people to receive a flu vaccine as soon as it becomes available.
"All strains of the flu can cause serious and sometimes life-threatening illness for those living with a neuromuscular disease," said MDA Executive Vice President and Chief Scientific and Medical Officer Valerie Cwik, M.D. "We encourage everyone affected to visit an MDA clinic or consult with their physician about receiving the vaccine as a precaution from contracting and spreading the flu this season."
For more information, contact your local MDA office by calling 800-572-1717.