The company continues to meet the demand created by the flu season.
Tuesday, February 12
Kimberly-Clark, a Roswell-based company, has reacted to the influenza season reaching epidemic levels across the United States by continuing to increase production of face masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) products. The company said in a news release that it was responding to increased customer demand from acute care facilities across the country. "The health and safety of our valued customers and their patients is our most important priority," said John Amat, vice president of Sales and Marketing, Kimberly-Clark Health Care. "Kimberly-Clark representatives are proactively reaching out to all of our current customers to assure them that with our North America-based product supply, we can continue to provide the highest …
Roswell and Alpharetta physicians say there is still a need to get the flu shot this season.
This flu season is different than previous years because of the sheer volume of people who are getting sick, according to several North Fulton doctors. Dr. Richard Ellin, who works at Kaiser Permanente Alpharetta Medical Offices, said in the past two or three years, he'd see the occasional flu patient, maybe one or two a week. "This year, we are seeing anywhere from three to six a day and that's just me," Dr. Ellin said. "Fifteen to twenty percent of my day is the flu or complications from the flu. "Another thing is, we are seeing many more people who have got the flu shot who have gotten the flu," he said. That's because the Influenza H3n2 strain has mutated into something that wasn't included in this year's vaccine, according to Dr. …