VNA offers FluMist nasal spray flu vaccine to people ages 2 – 49 who are not pregnant and have no chronic health conditions.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and its Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends annual influenza vaccination for everyone 6 months and older with any licensed age-appropriate influenza vaccine with no preference expressed for any one vaccine over another.

No, this is a myth. Flu vaccines cannot cause flu illness. The virus in the flu vaccine is inactivated (shot) or attenuated (nasal spray), and unable to cause infection. Vaccines stimulate the immune system to produce immune responses that protect against infection. Vaccines allow us to benefit from the natural immunity that comes with infection without having to suffer any severe or fatal consequences of actually getting a vaccine preventable disease.

  • Quadrivalent flu vaccine: Standard or Preservative-free* for ages 2 and older – $35
    (*for pregnant women)
  • Quadrivalent FluMist® nasal spray vaccine: For ages 2 and older, healthy, non-pregnant – $35
  • Quadrivalent Recombinant (egg-free) flu vaccine: For ages 18 and older – $60 or Medicare Part B/Aspire Health Plan for ages 65 and older
  • Quadrivalent High-dose flu vaccine: For ages 65 and older, Medicare Part B or Aspire Health Plan will be billed or out-of-pocket cost – $60

Payment options

  • Cash
  • Check made payable to “VNA Community Services”
  • Mastercard or Visa
  • Invoice billing available for corporate groups
  • Medicare Part B for flu & pneumococcal vaccines only (card required at time of immunization)
  • Insurance billing available for: Aspire Health Plan, Blue Shield of CA, Coastal TPA, Identification and insurance cards must be presented at time of service.

Other vaccines may be available to offer on-site – please call 831-648-3777 for more information.

VNA Community Services (VNACS) is proud to offer flu vaccine variety to meet the needs of our community. We offer FluMist® for children and adults who meet the requirement, egg-free vaccine for those with severe allergy to eggs, high dose vaccine to protect our seniors and standard quadrivalent vaccine for the whole community. The different vaccines vary in price from the manufacturer and VNA sets prices accordingly. As a non-profit organization, when you choose to get vaccinated by a VNA nurse, our revenue is reinvested in the community to provide wellness and immunization services.

Yes! VNACS Registered Nurses will administer influenza vaccine to adults and children (two years and older with parental/guardian consent).

  • Saturday Drive Thru Flu Clinics on October 3, 10, 17 and 24 from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at our office in Ryan Ranch, Monterey
  • Schedule an appointment at our VNA Travel Health & Immunization Clinic at 831-648-3777.
  • Check our website for a VNACS Community Clinic near you!

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends all persons over the age of 6 months who can be vaccinated, should receive a flu vaccine each flu season.

There are 2 reasons:

  • Viruses change, so the flu vaccine from last season may not protect you this flu season.
  • The body's immunity to influenza declines over time.

Ask your employer if they are willing to host a Corporate Flu Clinic where VNACS Registered Nurses come to you. According to the CDC, influenza costs businesses around $10 billion in employee health costs every year.

Immunizations against vaccine preventable diseases including Shingles, Hepatitis, Meningitis, HPV, as well as those for international travel. Contact the VNA at 831-648-3777 or visit our Travel Health and Immunization page.

Call 831-648-3787 or email
Our Flu Coordinator will get back to you within 3 business days.

The CDC and the Monterey County Health Department websites have more information on influenza.