Visiting Nurse Association’s ‘Shoo the Flu’ Vaccination Clinics Begin September 13

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pneumonia shot will also be offered at VNA clinics

Flu season is here, and the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is preparing for its annual “Shoo the Flu” vaccination program.

Flu season is here, and the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is preparing for its annual “Shoo the Flu” vaccination program.

BREVARD COUNTY • MELBOURNE, FLORIDA – Flu season is here, and the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is preparing for its annual “Shoo the Flu” vaccination program.

Public vaccination clinics begin September 13 and will go until November 19. The pneumonia shot will also be offered at each VNA clinic.

The VNA will offer two types of flu vaccinations: a preservative-free high-dose vaccine, and a quadrivalent vaccine, which also comes in a preservative-free form. The high-dose vaccine contains four times the amount 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 goes back into the agency, allowing the non-profit to provide care to anyone in the community who needs quality home health services, including those who do not have adequate healthcare coverage for this 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. A schedule for additional public clinics held throughout the community can be found at www.vnatc.com. Money raised by the “Shoo the Flu” program remains local in the community and helps fund VNA charitable health care initiatives.

Below is a listing of VNA’s public flu vaccination clinics:

• Tuesday, September 13, 12 – 1:30 p.m. South Mainland Library, 7921 Ron Beatty Blvd., Micco 32976
• Saturday, September 17, 9:30 – 11 a.m. Cornerstone Flea Market, 901 Talpin St. SE, Palm Bay 32909
• Tuesday, September 20, 10:30a.m.-12p.m. Sunflower House, 777 E. Merritt Island Causeway, Merritt Island 32952
• Friday, September 23, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m. Wickham Senior Center, 2785 Leisure Way, Melbourne 32935
• Thursday, September 29, 1:30 – 4 p.m. Buena Vida Estates, 2129 W. New Haven Ave., Melbourne 32904
• Friday, October 7, 9 – 11 a.m. Indian Harbour Beach Rec. Center, 1233 Yacht Club Blvd., IHB 32937
• Wednesday, October 12, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Barefoot Bay, 625 Barefoot Bay Bldg. A, Barefoot Bay 32976
• Wednesday, October 12, 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Snug Harbor 7645 Kavak Ct., Micco 32976
• Saturday, October 15, 9:30 – 11 a.m. Cornerstone Flea Market, 901 E. Talpin St. SE, Palm Bay 32909
• Thursday, October 20, 8 a.m. – 12 p.m. TRIAD Senior Fest, Hilton Rialto, 200 Rialto Place, Melbourne 32901
• Wednesday, October 26, 8:30 – 10:30 a.m. Barefoot Bay, 625 Barefoot Bay Bldg. A, Barefoot Bay 32976
• Thursday, October 27, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Indian River Civic Center, 4220 S. Hopkins Ave., Titusville 32780
• Wednesday, November 16, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Melbourne Auditorium, 625 E. Hibiscus Blvd., Melbourne 32901
• Friday, November 18, 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. The Avenue Viera, 2261 Town Center Avenue, Viera 32940
• Saturday, November 19, 9:30 – 11 a.m. Cornerstone Flea Market, 901 Talpin St. SE, Palm Bay 32909

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PROVIDING SERVICE TO BREVARD SINCE 2000

Since 2000, VNA Home Health has been providing home healthcare services throughout Brevard County.

A 501(C)(3) non-profit, the organization also provides community wellness services such as flu vaccinations, no-cost blood pressure/blood sugar screenings, speakers on health-related topics for local community groups, and attends and sponsors several health expos throughout Brevard County.

VNA Home Health is affiliated with VNA Home Health & Hospice, which has been serving Indian River County for more than 40 years.

For more information about VNA services, call 321-752-7550 or visit www.vnatc.com

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