Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey Announces Community Flu Clinics

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Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey offers influenza tips and Community Flu Clinics every Thursday in October.

Visiting Nurse Association of Northern NJ

“At VNA, we believe it’s important to provide our friends and neighbors with resources that will help them live healthier and happier lives” said Amanda DeFelice, VNA’s Development Manager.

As part of the Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) commitment to community health and wellness, flu shots will be available every Thursday in October from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM at their Morristown New Jersey headquarters located at 175 South Street.

Every year, an average of 200,000 people are hospitalized from flu complications. A flu shot can help avoid discomfort, inconvenience and potential medical complications. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an annual seasonal flu vaccine (either the flu shot or the nasal spray flu vaccine) is the best way to reduce the chances that you will get seasonal flu and spread it to others. When more people get vaccinated against the flu, less flu can spread through that community.

The following Influenza Prevention Tips will help to protect yourself and others from influenza:

  •     Take time to get the seasonal influenza vaccine!
  •     Frequently wash your hands with soap and water.
  •     Try to avoid close contact with sick people.
  •     Avoid touching your nose, mouth and eyes. Germs spread this way.
  •     Eat well and get enough rest. Avoid getting "run down" which can lower your immunity to illness.
  •      Cover your nose and mouth with a tissue when you cough or sneeze and throw tissue away immediately.

“At the VNA, we believe it’s important to provide our friends and neighbors with resources that will help them live healthier and happier lives” said Amanda DeFelice, VNA's Development Manager.

Every Thursday in October, flu shots will be available for adults, 18 years or older, and cost $25 per vaccine; cash, check and Medicare Part B reimbursement will be accepted. No appointment is necessary. Free on-site parking is available and accessible off James Street and Madison Street. Contact Greer Luce at 973-451-4119 or gluce(at)vnannj(dot)org for more information about the Community Flu Clinics or if you’re interested in having VNA provide an on-site flu clinic for your Morris County based organization.

About the Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey:
The Visiting Nurse Association of Northern New Jersey (VNA) is a nonprofit organization with a distinguished 116-year tradition of service in Morris County and neighboring communities. The VNA provides skilled nursing, physical, occupational and speech therapy, certified home health aides, hospice care, caregiver support programs, private care solutions and Friendship House, a social adult day care center. More information is available at http://www.vnannj.org or by calling 1-800-WE VISIT (1-800-938-4748).

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