VNA’s “Shoo the Flu” Vaccination Clinics Begin September 10

NEWS RELEASE

Flu season is quickly approaching, and the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is preparing for its 27th annual “Shoo the Flu” vaccination program. Public vaccination clinics begin September 10. Those who get their flu shot at any of the Hidden Treasures clinics will receive a coupon to the hospice thrift store for 50% off any one item. To receive a flu shot from the VNA, individuals should bring their primary insurance card. Those without health insurance, or who are unable to afford the cost of a flu shot, can call VNA Community Wellness Manager, Paula Thibideau, LPN, at 772-978-5524 for more options.

 The VNA will offer three types of flu vaccinations:  a preservative-free high-dose vaccine, a preservative-free quadrivalent vaccine and a regular quadrivalent vaccine. The high-dose vaccine contains four times the number of antigens and is only for those individuals who are 65 years or older. The quadrivalent vaccine is for individuals 10 years or older and offers broader coverage than the regular flu shot.  All VNA flu vaccines are manufactured in the United States, and money raised from the VNA’s “Shoo the Flu” program supports the agency, allowing the non-profit to provide care to anyone in the community who needs quality home health and hospice services, including those who do not have adequate healthcare coverage for much needed care. The VNA’s priority is to keep the community healthy, and the organization encourages all area residents to get their flu shot early in the season. Money raised by the “Shoo the Flu” program stays in the community and helps fund VNA charitable health care initiatives. For the most up to date schedule, visitwww.vnatc.com/flu.

 For more information on VNA services, please visit www.vnatc.com or call 772-567-5551.

 September VNA public flu vaccination clinics:

Tuesday, September 10                9:00am – 11:00am            Vero Beach Hidden Treasures 656 21st St., Vero Beach

Wednesday, September 11          3:30pm – 5:00pm              Vero Beach Hidden Treasures 656 21st St., Vero Beach

Wednesday, September 11          9:30am – 11:30am            Sebastian Hidden Treasures 11646 US Hwy 1, Sebastian

Saturday, September 14               9:30am – 11:00am            Vero Beach Hidden Treasures 656 21st St., Vero Beach

Monday, September 16                9:30am – 11:30am            Vero Beach Hidden Treasures 656 21st St., Vero Beach

Wednesday, September 18          3:30pm – 5:00pm              Vero Beach Hidden Treasures 656 21st St., Vero Beach

Wednesday, September 18          9:30am -11:30am             Sebastian Hidden Treasures 11646 US Hwy 1, Sebastian

Saturday, September 21               9:30am – 11:00am            Vero Beach Hidden Treasures 656 21st St., Vero Beach

Monday, September 23                9:00am – 11:00am            Vero Beach Hidden Treasures 656 21st St., Vero Beach

Wednesday, September 25           9:30am – 11:30am            Sebastian Hidden Treasures 11646 US Hwy 1, Vero Beach

Wednesday, September 25           3:30pm – 5:00pm              Vero Beach Hidden Treasures 656 21st St., Vero Beach

Saturday, September 28                9:30am -11:00am             Vero Beach Hidden Treasures 656 21st St., Vero Beach

Monday, September 30                 9:30am-11:00am               Vero Beach Hidden Treasures 656 21st St., Vero Beach

About the VNA
The Visiting Nurse Association, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, provides home healthcare services—including Medicare-reimbursed and private-duty nursing; home health aides; physical, speech, and occupational therapy; in-home companions; and personal transportation—throughout Indian River County. The agency is also the only licensed hospice provider in Indian River County, offering end-of-life care in patients’ homes, local hospitals, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and the VNA Hospice House. The VNA also provides community wellness services such as flu vaccinations, no-cost blood pressure/blood sugar screenings, and speakers on health-related topics for local community groups.

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