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ABS Health Fair to Offer Flu, Pneumonia, Shingles Vaccines

By THE PULSE NEWS MEXICO STAFF The American Benevolent Society (ABS) will host its annual health fair on Tuesday, Oct. 25, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Christ Church, located at Montes Escandinavos 405 in Colonia Lomas de Chapultepec. During the fair, medical professionals from the ABC Medical Center will administer vaccines against influenza (Fluzactal Tetra), pneumonia (Pulmovax) and

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ABS Health Fair Gets Expat Community to Roll up their Sleeves

By THERÈSE MARGOLIS Nearly 350 people showed up for the American Benevolent Society’s (ABS) abbreviated health fair on Friday, Oct. 22, where personnel from the ABC Medical Center administered flu, pneumococcus, shingles and tetanus vaccines. And while some of the other services usually included in the fair — such as free eye examines, cholesterol checks and triglycerides screenings — were

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Why You Should Get a Flu Shot, Now

By THÉRÈSE MARGOLIS     It’s flu-shot time again, and this year the Mexican government has purchased nearly 40 million influenza vaccines that will be distributed free of charge to children under age 5, adults over 65 and other high-risk persons (those who are pregnant, those with diabetes, those with compromised immune systems and those with asthma or other respiratory conditions). But

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