The Flu Vaccine, Myths vs Facts

Your local, non-profit VNA is proud to provide on-site immunization clinics for corporations, schools, assisted living facilities, and more. We offer convenience, flexibility, bilingual services and vaccine variety. When immunizations are provided by VNA’s professional registered nurses, all revenue is reinvested back into our community to provide wellness and immunization services.

Annual flu vaccination is recommended for everyone six months of age and older!

Influenza is an unpredictable and serious disease that can devastate communities and cost billions of dollars in lost productivity and health care expenses.

The best way to be protected from the flu is to get vaccinated. When enough individuals in a community are vaccinated, protection against flu is provided for those who are most vulnerable; the elderly, pregnant women, infants, and people who have chronic health conditions or are immunocompromised.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that from October 2019 through March 2020,  there have been up to 56 million cases of influenza with 24,000 – 62,000 deaths. 2020 has been a challenging year for our local and global communities. The coronavirus pandemic has brought attention to infectious disease and prevention to the forefront. The mission of VNA Community Services has always been to provide vaccine access and education to our community. We will adapt to the challenges posed by COVID-19 and institute best practices to fulfill our mission and protect you from vaccine preventable diseases.

The seasonal flu vaccine is a vital public health tool to keep people healthy, on the job, and reduce coinfection from influenza in the continued fight against COVID-19.

While seasonal influenza outbreaks can happen as early as October, most of the time influenza activity peaks in January or later. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for antibodies to develop in the body, thus it is best to be vaccinated before influenza begins spreading in our community. Immunity from the vaccine lasts around 6 months, so the optimal time to be vaccinated is in October, August is TOO EARLY!

Let our Registered Nurses come to you!Call (831) 648-3787 today to schedule an on-site flu clinic!