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Advocate Health Care to offer Free Flu Shots for Food

WHAT: Offering the community protection against the flu while helping the hungry, Advocate Health Care will offer free flu shots in exchange for non-perishable food items at 6 of its Immediate Care Centers across suburban Chicago. Every person, 18 years or older, who brings an item to one of the centers will receive a free flu shot while supplies last. Food items will be donated to local community food banks before the Thanksgiving holiday.

WHEN: Saturday, Nov.11 and Sunday, Nov.12. Times vary per site.

WHERE: Advocate Immediate Care Centers in Libertyville, Round Lake Beach, Gurnee, Downers Grove, Lemont and Barrington.

WHO: Area reporters/photographers are invited to stop by for photos and interviews. Please use the contact information above to coordinate coverage.


About Advocate Health Care - Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s top health systems, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 10 acute care hospitals, two integrated children’s hospitals, five Level I trauma centers (the state’s highest designation in trauma care),two Level II trauma centers, one of the area’s largest home health care companies and one of the region’s largest medical groups. Advocate Health Care trains more primary care physicians and residents at its four teaching hospitals than any other health system in the state. As a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ, Advocate contributed $571 million in charitable care and services to communities across Chicagoland and Central Illinois in 2011.

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