Flu Immunization Program
Colorado Visiting Nurse Association held nearly 500 clinics in private and public locations in Denver in 2016. Flu vaccinations are provided to anyone over the age of 6 months. All Wellness Services and Vaccines are administered by an experienced Registered Nurse.
Prevention is better than cure when it comes to any illness, and flu is no exception. You play an important role in protecting public health and your workforce. Each year, on average, 5-20% of the U.S. population gets the flu, tens of thousands are hospitalized and thousands die from flu-related illnesses.
The costs are an estimated $10.4 billion a year in direct medical expenses and an additional $16.3 billion lost in earnings annually.
Why host an on-site flu clinic?
Because you’ll save lives, protect the community, protect your workforce, and they are:
- Convenient: Our nurses come to your office or event at the time you select.
- Professional: All VNA Wellness nurses are Registered Nurses.
- Consultative: VNA nurses will provide education and counseling for participants.
- Support: We will provide you with information to promote and manage your flu clinic.
- Easy Payment: Direct billing for insurance plans, corporate billing and on-site self-payment.
- Flexible Clinic Sizes: We can accommodate clinics for 10 to 5,000 participants.
- Vouchers: Clinic hosts may provide vouchers for participants unable to attend their scheduled clinic. Vouchers may be redeemed at the VNA or other Flu Clinics.
ADULTS AGE 18-64 ACCOUNT FOR ALMOST 60% OF REPORTED FLU HOSPITALIZATIONS.
People at High Risk of Flu Complications
Getting your flu shot helps prevent you from getting the flu and spreading the flu virus to at-risk populations.
Most people who get the flu will have mild illness and recover in less than two weeks. Some people however are more likely to get flu complications that result in hospitalization and occasionally death. Flu can also make chronic health problems worse.
- Children under 5, and especially younger than 2 years old.
- Adults over 65.
- Pregnant women.
- Residents of long term care communities and nursing homes.
- People who have: Asthma, Heart Disease, Diabetes, Kidney, Liver and Metabolic disorders, weakened immune systems and those who are morbidly obese.
- People who live with, or care for those at high risk for complication from flu, including health care workers, home caregivers and household contacts of caregivers.
Flu Information Resources:
- Neither the flu shot, nor the nasal mist can cause flu illness.
- Flu is a serious disease. It’s better to get the flu shot than to get the flu.
- Flu vaccination can keep you from getting the flu and protect others around you from getting seriously ill from the flu.
- Flu vaccination can reduce the risk of serious outcomes like hospitalizations and death.
- Flu vaccination protects women during pregnancy and their babies for up to 6 months after they are born. All pregnant women should get the influenza vaccine.
- More than 200,000 people in the United States are hospitalized each year from flu and related complications.
- During the 2009 H1N1 influenza pandemic, 348 pediatric deaths were reported to the CDD. Most flu-related pediatric deaths have occurred in children who were not vaccinated.