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Seasonal flu vaccination clinics now available

Monday, September 26, 2011

Milwaukee, Wis. – The Centers for Disease Control say that as many 49,000 Americans die from the flu each year. Many of those deaths could be prevented with an annual flu vaccine. Each vaccine helps to protect the recipient, as well as everyone that comes in contact with them.

Seasonal flu vaccination clinics administered by the Aurora Visiting Nurse Association will begin September 30 in over 30 Wisconsin communities.

The clinics will take place at community locations throughout the area. Cost for a seasonal flu vaccination is $30 when paying by cash or check, and pneumonia shots are $65. Medicare Part B and Medicaid are accepted as payment.

For more information about the seasonal flu and where you can find an Aurora Visiting Nurse Association Shoo the Flu clinic, log on to www.Aurora.org/flu.

The Aurora Visiting Nurse Association recommends following common-sense rules of hygiene and health care to avoid getting the flu:

  • Get your flu shot every year.
  • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Discard the tissue immediately.
  • Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer often, especially after coughing or sneezing.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.
  • Avoid contact with sick people.
  • Get plenty of sleep.
  • Eat a well-balanced diet.
  • Drink plenty of fluids.
  • Participate in physical activity and avoid stress as much as possible.

The Aurora VNA is a not-for-profit agency that has been committed to keeping people independent in their homes since 1907 and is the most comprehensive source of home care services in eastern Wisconsin. The VNA is part of Aurora Health Care, a not-for-profit health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve the quality of health care. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin.

Aurora Health Care is a not-for-profit Wisconsin health care provider and a national leader in efforts to improve health care quality. Aurora offers services at sites in more than 90 communities throughout eastern Wisconsin and northern Illinois.

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Contact: Adam Beeson
Phone: 1-414-299-1690
Pager: 1-414-222-5527

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