VNA launches annual flu shot clinic

By on September 24, 2010

St. Charles—VNA of Fox Valley will launch its annual flu shot clinic program on Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 25 and 26, at the Pheasant Run Home Show in St. Charles.

“When deciding when to get a flu shot, I urge people to consider the fact that the peak flu season in Illinois occurs in January and February,” said Dr. Robert Manam, VNA’s Medical Director.

It takes about two weeks after receiving a flu shot for the antibodies to develop and provide protection against infection.

“I recommend that most people get their flu shot in the early fall,” he said. “Studies do not show a benefit of receiving more than one dose of vaccine during a flu season, even among the elderly.”

In 2010, VNA will conduct 85 public flu shot clinics in 40 different communities in Kane, Kendall, DuPage, McHenry, Lake, and Will counties.

VNA’s community flu shot schedule is posted at www.vnafoxvalley.org/flu-shot.html. Those who are homebound and in need of a flu vaccine are encouraged to contact VNA’s Customer Care Department at (630) 978-2532 for details on VNA’s at-home immunization service.

Immunization costs are as follows: flu shot—$25; pneumonia shot—$50; Tdap (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis) shot—$35. VNA accepts cash, checks (payable to VNA of Fox Valley) or Medicare Part B for flu and pneumonia shots.

VNA of Fox Valley
flu shot clinic program
Saturday and Sunday,
Sept. 25 & 26
Pheasant Run Home Show
St. Charles

Those who are homebound
and in need of a flu vaccine are encouraged to contact
VNA’s Customer Care Department
at (630) 978-2532

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