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Aurora VNA schedules public flu clinic in response to expanded state guidelines for getting shotsTuesday, December 07, 2004
Clinic will be 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Dec. 14 at State Fair Park
The Aurora Visiting Nurse Association of Wisconsin (VNA) will hold a public flu vaccination clinic from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 14, at State Fair Park’s Tommy Thompson Youth Center in response to new, expanded state guidelines for high-risk individuals.
The guidelines, which go into effect Dec. 13, include persons 50 or older, and all household contacts of people at high-risk for complications of influenza. High-risk is defined as:
It is important to note the VNA does not vaccinate children under the age of 9, and high-risk children age 9 to 17 need to have a parent with them to get a shot. Parents should take children under 9 to their pediatrician because they may require two doses of the vaccine.
People who qualify for a shot also can ask their primary care physicians to see if they have vaccine available.
Medicare Part B and Medicaid cover the cost of both vaccinations. For people not on Medicare or Medicaid, the charge is $18 for a flu shot and $30 for a pneumonia shot.
For individuals not in the high-risk groups, federal health experts recommend these tips to stay well:
The Aurora Visiting Nurse Association of Wisconsin is a not-for-profit agency that has been committed to keeping people independent in their homes since 1907. The VNA is the most comprehensive source of home-care services in eastern Wisconsin.
Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a nationally recognized leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 80 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.
Contact: Sue Pierman (414-647-64320