VNA Flu Immunizations Available Sept. 14
It’s almost flu season, and an influenza vaccination is the best way to protect you and your family from this potentially deadly disease. While it’s not possible to know for certain what will happen in the fall and winter months, it is likely that flu viruses and the COVID-19 virus will be simultaneously spreading in our community and across the country. Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever this year.
“While the flu vaccine will not protect against COVID-19, the flu shot has many other benefits,” said James Summerfelt, VNA President & CEO. “Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization and death.”
Some of the symptoms of the flu and COVID-19 are similar, making it hard to tell the difference between them based on symptoms alone. The CDC has outlined similarities and differences between influenza and COVID-19.
Separate tests for both influenza and COVID-19 are available to the public. There currently is not one test to detect both viruses.
VNA FLU SHOTS
Starting September 14, VNA is offering drive-thru flu vaccinations at VNA Headquarters, 12565 West Center Road. Days and hours include:
Monday, Sept. 14, 4 – 6 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 21, 4 – 6 p.m.
Monday, Sept. 28, 4 – 6 p.m.
Saturday, Oct. 3, 8:30 – 11:30 a.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 13, 4 – 6 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 19, 4 – 6 p.m.
Monday, Oct. 26, 4 – 6 p.m.
VNA flu vaccinations are available to everyone, including seniors and children six months of age and older. Shots are administered by a knowledgeable VNA registered nurse, using temperature-monitored vaccine management to assure vaccine integrity. Individuals need to complete the VNA pre-visit checklist before arriving for a flu vaccine.
- Quadrivalent Flu (6 months and older)
- FluMist (2-49 years)
- High Dose/Senior Flu Shot (65 years and older)
Find information about insurance and payment options here.
At this time, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone six months and older in the United States get a flu vaccination, but it is particularly important for people at high risk of complications from influenza. It’s best to be vaccinated before the end of October, since it can take two weeks for the antibodies in your body to provide protection from the flu.
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