Fight the Flu

Flu season is upon us! In the United States, influenza activity increases during the fall and winter seasons. The flu is a highly contagious disease; the virus spreads through the air when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or even talks. Easily, someone else can inhale germs or unconsciously pick up germs from an object. Many people choose to get vaccinated yearly with a flu shot, but other measures can be taken, such as washing your hands thoroughly and containing your coughs and sneezes. Visit your local pharmacy (Rite Aid, Walgreens, and CVS) or visit the John Bell Health Center ( to get vaccinated!



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Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD

Annette B. Gadegbeku, MD is Director of Adult Medicine at John Bell Health Center and Jonathan Lax Treatment Center of Philadelphia FIGHT Community Health Centers. Dr. Gadegbeku is a Family Medicine Physician who specializes in primary care for all ages (from pediatrics to geriatrics)!

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Dr. Mario Cruz

Dr Cruz with PatientDr. Cruz is a board-certified pediatrician who serves as the Medical Director for our Pediatrics and Adolescent Health Center. He has presented and/or published in the fields of community violence and domestic violence prevention, quality improvement, behavioral health, curriculum development, and mentorship.

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