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Flu Vaccination

Influenza, commonly known as the “flu”, is a potentially serious respiratory illness, caused by a virus, that can lead to pneumonia. Immunization helps strengthen your body’s natural immune response against the upper respiratory flu. The flu shot stimulates your immune system to build antibodies against the virus, making it stronger and ready to fight off the flu.

View our October Flu Clinic Schedule

View our November Flu Clinic Schedule

*The VNA Flu Shot Clinic at Fellsmere Food Pantry on October 13 is cancelled.updated-flu-graphics

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Insurance Information

VNA accepts the following insurances:

  • Medicare (Part B)
  • Medicare Advantage/Replacement plans (except WellCare)
  • Tricare
  • Health First private insurance only

Please note that Health First is the only private insurance that VNA accepts. We do not accept any Blue Cross Blue Shield insurance plans. 

Flu Vaccines

VNA offers two types of flu vaccinations:

  • High-dose quadrivalent vaccine
  • Regular quadrivalent vaccine

The high-dose vaccine contains four times the number of antigens and is only for those individuals who are 65 years or older.

Why get your flu shot from the VNA

  • Individuals who get their flu shot with the VNA are supporting a local non-profit organization.
  • Each flu clinic is staffed by licensed nurses with many years of experience and are available to answer questions about the flu vaccines.
  • During your visit to our clinic, you can also access our no-cost health screenings (blood pressure and blood sugar).

The importance of getting vaccinated

  • The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.
  • 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.
  • Vaccination of high risk persons is especially important to decrease their risk of severe flu illness.