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The mission of the

Visiting Nurse Association is

to provide compassionate home and hospice care in an

innovative and personalized manner to those in need, within the resources available,

enabling them to preserve their dignity and maintain their

highest level of independence .

 

2008 VNA Public Flu Shot Clinic Schedule

Flu shots will be administered on a first come, first served basis using a number system at each location.

The schedule remains subject to change based on weather, and availability of flu vaccine, clinic sites and volunteers.

$30 per flu shot or present your Medicare Part B card.

The VNA will not bill Medicare replacement policies such as Medicare Advantage or Medicare HMO.

 

  

For more information, call the Flu Phone at 219-531-8088

                                          

Date   Place Address City Clinic Time
           
 

 

Mon-Fri

Dec. 8th - 14th Visiting Nurse Association 501 Marquette St. Valparaiso Call for information, (462-5195) Dates & times vary

 

The VNA will offer flu shots during National Influenza Vaccination Week, December 8 - 14th.

Please call the VNA at 462-5195 to inquire about days and times and to schedule an appointment for your flu shot.

 

 

 These sites allow you to search all flu shot clinics by zip code to locate the clinics nearest you.

VNA Flu Shot clinics are listed on these sites.

 

Find a VNA Flu Clinic

Enter Your Zip

  


 

or

 

Link to American Lung Association Flu Clinic Locator

 

to search for additional Flu Shot Clinics.

 

Flu Facts

What is the flu?

Influenza (the flu) is a respiratory infection caused by viruses.  Symptoms include the abrupt onset of fever, chills, sore throat, dry cough, runny nose, headache, muscle aches, severe weakness and fatigue.  Illness may last several days, though the cough and malaise can persist for a week or more.  Complications may require hospitalization and can include pneumonia and even death.

 Who needs a flu shot?

High risk people include senior citizens age 65 years and older and others with a chronic illness including diabetes, heart, lung, kidney disease or immunosuppression.  Also, those individuals who live with or care for high risk people should receive the flu vaccine to help protect the high risk persons.  Other generally healthy individuals who wish to reduce the likelihood of becoming ill with the flu, may also receive the vaccine.

 Tell me about the vaccine.

The flu vaccine is made from inactivated viruses.  You should consult your physician before getting a flu vaccine if you have an egg allergy, Thimerosal allergy, have an active neurological disorder, or are currently ill. Children ages nine to seventeen require written parental consent. The VNA uses the Bioject Needle-Free system to reduce the risk of needle sticks and biohazardous waste.

Nasal Flu Mist

The VNA will have a limited supply of nasal Flu Mist available at public sites for healthy persons age 9 to 49 years.

 What are the reactions to the flu vaccine?

The most common reaction to the flu vaccine is soreness at the injection site. About 60% of those who receive the vaccine will have a sore arm for a day or two. First time recipients may develop fever, muscle aches or general feeling of illness or discomfort which begins 6 - 12 hours after the vaccination and can last 1 - 2 days. This occurs as the body builds the immune response. Nasal Flu Mist side effects include runny nose, sore throat, and headache. Rare side effects to both vaccines include allergic reactions, including death.

 How can I obtain the flu shot?

The Visiting Nurse Association of Porter County will publish the Flu Shot Clinic schedule regularly to local radio and local newspapers. Additional flu clinics open to the public will be announced as scheduled. Check the VNA Flu Clinic Locator below or the American Lung Association's website at www.flucliniclocator.org for local flu shot clinic sites or call the VNA Flu Phone at 219-531-8088 for additional updates and information.
 

Flu shots will be administered on a first come, first served basis using a number system at each location. The schedule remains subject to change based on weather, and availability of flu vaccine, clinic sites and volunteers.

$30 per flu shot or present your Medicare Part B card. The VNA will not bill Medicare replacement policies such as Medicare Advantage or Medicare HMO.

   For more information, call the Flu Phone at 219-531-8088

 

 

 These sites allow you to search all flu shot clinics by zip code to locate the clinics nearest you.

VNA Flu Shot clinics will be listed on these sites.

 
Find a VNA Flu Clinic
Enter Your Zip
  


or

Link to American Lung Association Flu Clinic Locator

 

to search for additional Flu Shot Clinics.

 

     For more information or to leave a message, call the

FLU PHONE at 219-531-8088

Telephone: (219) 462-5195
FAX: (219) 462-6020
Email:
webmaster@vnaportercounty.org
 Address:
501 Marquette Street, Valparaiso, Indiana 46383