St. Charlesâ€”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.
â€œWhen 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,â€ said Dr. Robert Manam, VNAâ€™s Medical Director.
It takes about two weeks after receiving a flu shot for the antibodies to develop and provide protection against infection.
â€œI recommend that most people get their flu shot in the early fall,â€ he said. â€œStudies do not show a benefit of receiving more than one dose of vaccine during a flu season, even among the elderly.â€
In 2010, VNA will conduct 85 public flu shot clinics in 40 different communities in Kane, Kendall, DuPage, McHenry, Lake, and Will counties.
VNAâ€™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 VNAâ€™s Customer Care Department at (630) 978-2532 for details on VNAâ€™s at-home immunization service.
Immunization costs are as follows: flu shotâ€”$25; pneumonia shotâ€”$50; Tdap (diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis) shotâ€”$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
Those who are homebound
and in need of a flu vaccine are encouraged to contact
VNAâ€™s Customer Care Department
at (630) 978-2532