Seasonal Flu Clinic Information
Starting this fall, we'll be offering flu clinics for adults ages 18 and up in the community. The vaccine is $30 in the form of cash, check or credit card. Medicare, Medicaid, Blue Cross Blue Shield and MVP insurance are accepted. For more information, please call 658-1900.
Dr. Melinda Wharton, Acting Director of CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, said, "Increasing flu activity should be a wake-up call. For anyone who has put off vaccination: It's time to get your flu vaccine now." The vaccine on the market is a great match for this year's circulating flu strains, the most dominant of which causes more severe symptoms that strains in recent years.
Corporate Flu Program
The flu can cost businesses a lot of money each year, with employees being absent, productivity decreasing, and viruses being passed around the office easily. We can help you promote a healthy workplace by providing yearly flu shot clinics at your place of employment with trained VNA registered nurses.
Corporate flu clinics are still available this season (2012-2013). Please call 802-860-4496 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Importance of Getting a Flu Vaccine
It is recommended that everyone ages 6 months and older should receive a flu vaccine. One of the best ways to protect yourself against the flu is to get a vaccine. Being vaccinated against the flu during the fall months can also provide the most protection for people. And while it is important that everyone get a flu shot each season, it is especially important that people are vaccinated who might be at high risk of having serious flu-related complications or because they live with or care for people who fit that criteria, such as:
- Pregnant women
- Children under age 5 years, especially those under age 2
- People 50+ years old
- People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
- Nursing home and long-term care facility residents
- People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
- Health care workers
- Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from flu
- Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (children who are too young to be vaccinated).
Other Sources of Information
If you are looking for more general information about flu, flu vaccines and information specific to our region, please visit the Vermont Department of Health's website at http://healthvermont.gov/prevent/flu/index.aspx or call their hotline at 2-1-1.
For more information about the VNA Flu Clinic Season, please contact: