Visiting Nurse Association to hold free COVID-19 vaccine drive-thru clinic
Visiting Nurse Association (VNA), in an effort to combat the COVID-19 pandemic and its delta variant, is hosting a free vaccine drive-thru clinic at VNA’s Headquarters, 12565 West Center Road, on Aug. 4, 2021, from 9 a.m. to noon. Individuals 12 and older (those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian) can drive through VNA’s parking lot and choose either the Johnson & Johnson or Pfizer vaccine.
The first 100 participants will receive a VNA gift bag (valued at $100), and every participant will enjoy free Scooter’s Coffee, Hurts Donuts, milk and juice from Hiland Dairy, and water while waiting the suggested 15 minutes after receiving their vaccine. Boomer Radio will also be on hand, providing musical entertainment for those in attendance.
VNA has assisted the Douglas County Health Department on a number of vaccine clinics throughout the pandemic and is uniquely positioned to provide vaccine access to even more members of our community, ensuring a safer return to school, offices, public activities and travel.
CDC Director Rochelle Walensky recently said COVID-19 is becoming a “pandemic of the unvaccinated,” with unvaccinated Americans accounting for 99% of recent COVID deaths and 97% of hospitalizations.
“The prevalence of the delta variant in Greater Omaha makes vaccination even more crucial for every eligible community member,” said James Summerfelt, VNA president & CEO. “COVID-19 vaccination has been shown to reduce the risk of infection, hospitalization and death. As the community returns to more in-person interactions, the COVID-19 vaccine is the best choice of defense.”
Those who choose the Pfizer vaccine will receive additional information from the Douglas County Health Department about their second dose. VNA will also be hosting drive-thru flu shot clinics for the second year at its headquarters with dates and times forthcoming.
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