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It's Not Too Early To Get Your Flu Shot
09/03/2012

While it may only be September, it is not too early to think about the flu or to get a flu shot, says Paula Foster RN, Manager of Infection Control/Occupational Health at the VNA of Care New England. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine each year. Getting a flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against this serious disease.

 

The VNA of Care New England is one of the largest providers of flu vaccines in Rhode Island. Registered nurses administer the vaccines. Foster explains why so many people choose VNA of Care New England for their flu vaccine, “It is because of the experience of the nurses and the convenience of the clinic locations. We have clinics that are scheduled for the public in convenient locations and times throughout Rhode Island.  In addition, many businesses and schools schedule on-site flu vaccine clinics for their employees. Getting a flu shot can’t get easier than that!”

 

Every Saturday and Sunday through October, VNA of Care New England will provide flu vaccines at its office at 51 Health Lane in Warwick, RI for individuals 19 and older. No appointment is necessary. This week, other public flu clinic locations are as follows:

 

Friday, September 14

Cranston Public Library, 104 Sokanosset Crossroad, Cranston, RI,10:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

Saturday, September 15

Simpson’s Pharmacy, 10 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, RI, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

VNA of Care New England, 51 Health Lane, Warwick, RI, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

Sunday, September 16

VNA of Care New England, 51 Health Lane, Warwick, RI, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm

 

Tuesday, September 18

Smithfield Senior Center, 1 Wm. J. Hawkins Trail, Smithfield, RI, 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

 

Wednesday, September 19

Buttonwoods Senior Center, 3027 West Shore Road, Warwick, RI, 4:00 to 7:00 pm

 

For the complete list of public flu clinics, click here.

 

VNA of Care New England accepts most insurances as payment, including Medicare Part B.The cash cost is $37 and a receipt will be provided for you to submit to your insurer.

 

For more information, dates and times or to schedule a clinic, call Deanne Worceter at 401.921.7605.

 

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