VNA Flu Immunizations Available September 17
OMAHA, Neb., Sept. 6, 2018– The single best way to protect your family from getting the flu is to get a flu immunization. When you get your flu immunization from Visiting Nurse Association (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 workplace and public clinics throughout the Omaha-Council Bluffs metro area, including at VNA Headquarters at 12565 West Center Road starting Sept. 17. The clinics at VNA Headquarters are held from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. – 6 p.m. every Monday through Thursday. No appointment is necessary.
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 $25. VNA accepts cash, check, credit card, BCBS of Nebraska, Aetna/Coventry, Traditional and Railroad 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 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.
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.
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