VNA Flu Immunizations Available September 11
OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 6, 2017 – Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend everyone ages six months and older receive a flu immunization each year.
When you get your flu immunization from VNA, all proceeds are reinvested back into the community so everyone, no matter their station in life or available resources, can receive expert, compassionate care. VNA offers flu immunizations at clinics throughout the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area, including the VNA offices:
- VNA’s Omaha office at 12565 West Center Road starting Sept. 11, from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday. No appointment is necessary.
- VNA Council Bluffs office at 822 South Main Street from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Oct. 5, 12 and 19, Nov. 2, 9, 16 and 30, and Dec. 7, 14, and 21. Walk-ins welcome.
VNA flu immunizations are available to anyone six months of age and older. Immunizations are given by a trained VNA registered nurse. This year, VNA is offering the quadrivalent or four strain vaccine flu shot for $32. VNA accepts cash, check, credit card, BCBS of Nebraska, Aetna, Coventry, Traditional Medicare Part B and RR Medicare Part B.
It takes about two weeks after the vaccination for the antibodies to develop in the body and provide protection against the flu. At this time, the CDC recommends everyone in the United States get a flu vaccination, but it is particularly important for people at high risk of complications from influenza.
Getting the flu vaccine is the first step you can take to protect yourself and your loved ones against this serious disease. Additionally, there are many preventative steps you can take to stay well, such as:
- avoiding contact with others who are sick;
- staying home when you are ill;
- covering your mouth and nose when sneezing or coughing;
- washing your hands often;
- avoiding touching your eyes, nose or mouth; and
- cleaning and disinfecting frequently touched surfaces.
Practice other healthy habits to help prevent the flu: get plenty of sleep, be active, manage your stress, drink fluids and eat nutritious foods.
After more than a century, Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) continues to provide valued expertise, comforting perspective, innovative leadership and industry-leading solutions around the health issues of the day in the communities we serve. Our team of more than 400 compassionate healthcare professionals is dedicated to shaping tomorrow’s care, today, by providing the highest quality care to individuals at home and across the community – no matter their age, station in life or available resources. To learn more about VNA’s unique commitment to fostering a healthy, thriving community, and the services available to meet each client’s ever-changing needs, visit vnatoday.org or call 402-342-5566.
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