2013 Flu Vaccine. What you need to know
“The mission of the Seattle Visiting Nurse Association is to develop and maintain innovative programs that provide peace of mind, improve quality of life, and support independence for patient, family and community”
It's not too late to schedule your 2013 Flu Immunization Clinic.
The Seattle Visiting Nurse Association is now scheduling for our 2013 Fall, on-site, seasonal flu immunization clinics. Immunizations will begin earlier this year ... most likely by early September. To schedule your clinic just click here or on the "2013 Flu Clinic Request" button above.
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The Seattle Visiting Nurse Association (SVNA) is a community based 501(c)(3) tax exempt, not-for-profit corporation. SVNA has been recognized as a qualified community immunizer by the Washington State Department of Health, Public Health Seattle & King County and Snohomish Health District.
As an active member of the prestigious Visiting Nurse Associations of America (VNAA) we take pride in the quality and reliability or our service and the professionalism of our Registered Nurse staff. All of our "flu" RNs are SVNA employees, licensed to practice nursing in the State of Washington and have years of "flu" immunization experience.
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) up to 20% or more of the US population will suffer from influenza this year. Influenza is a serious respiratory illness that is easily spread and can lead to severe complications, even death, for you or somone with whom you come in contact. Each year in the US, on average, influenza and its related complications result in approximately 226,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths.
Many people are affected by seasonal influenza every year and don't realize that geeting vaccinated is an easy way to protect their health, their family's health and the health of our community.
The Seattle Visiting Nurse Association Flu Immunization Program helps insure that our community and your employees, families, organizational members, teachers, and students are protected and stay healthy this coming Winter.
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The Faces of Influenza ...
We are all "faces" of influenza and should be immunized this and every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with the support of leading health experts, recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older be immunized.
Unfortunately influenza immunization rates fall far short of public health goals every year even among those at highest risk. The CDC recommends annual influenza immunization for everyone 6 months of age and older. Even healthy people need a flu shot – to help stay healthy and to help prevent the spread of flu to others.
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Flu shots are important ... Find out why
Pertussis (also known as Whooping Cough) has reached an epidemic level in Washington State. It is a highly contagious respiratory disease that is particularly harmful to infants, who have no immunity. Health District officials urge all adults – especially those who have contact with infants – to get vaccinated against this preventable disease. Everyone age 11 an older needs a booster shot to maintain their immunity because the childhood vaccine wears off over time. A single shot known as “Tdap” prevents tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis.
Free Flu Shot clinics to be offered this fall ...
The Seattle Visiting Nurse Association will be offering "FREE" flu shot clinics this fall for uninsured residents of South Snohomish County. Funding to support these "no-cost" flu shot clinics is being provided by the Verdant Health Commission program of Public Hospital District No.2.
The Verdant Health Commission serves nearly 240,000 people in the communities of Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Woodway and portions of Bothell and unincorporated Snohomish County.
For more information about the dates, times and locations to receive a "Free Flu Shot"
in your community click the Find A Free Flu Shot Clinic locator button.
2013 Flu Vaccine. What you need to know.