The VNA of Care England is hosting several public influenza (flu) clinics throughout Rhode Island during the month of October.
Influenza (flu) is a contagious respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses. It can cause mild to severe illness. Serious outcomes of flu infection can result in hospitalization or death. Some people, such as older people, young children, and people with certain health conditions, are at high risk for serious flu complications. The best way to prevent the flu is by getting vaccinated each year, and is recommended for everyone six months of age and older by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The VNA of Care New England is one of the largest providers of flu vaccines in the state, with registered nurses administering the vaccines. "Our nurses have years of experience providing flu shots and clinic locations are made to be convenient to our local community," says Paula Foster, RN, manager of Infection Control/Occupational Health at the VNA of Care New England. "In addition, many businesses and schools schedule on-site flu vaccine clinics for their employees. Getting a flu shot can't get any easier than that."
VNA flu clinics will be held at various locations listed below:
Coventry, RI, 10/14, 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.; 10/15, 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.; St. John & Paul Church, 341 South Main St.
Coventry, RI, 10/14, 9:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m., Coventry Senior Center, 50 Wood St.
Cranston, RI, 10/18, 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Oaklawn Community Church, 229 Wilbur Ave.
Lincoln, RI, 10/11, 8:45 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., St. Jude Church, 301 Front St.
North Kingstown, RI, 10/5, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., North Kingstown Senior Center, 10 Beach St.
Smithfield, RI, 10/13, 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Smithfield Senior Center, 1 William J. Hawkins Jr. Tr.
Warwick, RI, 10/3; 10/4; 10/10; 10/11; 10/17; 10/18; 10/24; 10/25; 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., VNA of Care New England, 51 Health Lane.
Warwick, RI, 10/2, 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m., Central RI Chamber of Commerce, 3288 Post Rd.
Warwick, RI, 10/14, 3:30 p.m. - 6:00 p.m., Buttonwoods Community Center, 3027 West Shore Rd.
Warwick, RI, 10/11, 8:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., St. Gregory the Great Church, 360 Cowesett Rd.
VNA of Care New England accepts most insurances. For more information, please visit carenewengland.org/flu