Influenza, commonly known as “the flu,” is a serious, acute respiratory illness, caused by a virus, that can lead to pneumonia. Immunization helps strengthen your body’s natural immune response against the flu. The flu shot stimulates your immune system to build antibodies against the virus, making it stronger and ready to fight off the flu.
It is important to take the time to get vaccinated:
- The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.
- While there are many different flu viruses, a flu vaccine protects against the three or four viruses that research suggests will be most common.
- Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine as soon as the current season’s vaccines are available.
- Vaccination of high risk persons is especially important to decrease their risk of severe flu illness.
- People at high risk of serious flu complications include young children, pregnant women, people with chronic health conditions like asthma, diabetes or heart and lung disease, and people 65 years and older.
VNA Flu Clinics
We have concluded our 2016 flu clinics for the season. We hope that you will get your flu shot with us again in fall 2017!
If you are interested in setting up a flu clinic at your business, community center, church or gathering place, please click on the Flu Clinic Request Form button below.
Flu Clinic Request Form Flu Clinic Schedule