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Public flu and pneumonia immunization clinic to be held at Air Zoo

November 24, 2009

A public flu and pneumonia immunization clinic will be held at the Air Zoo on Wednesday, December 2 from 2 to 4 p.m. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 200,000 people are hospitalized each year with complications resulting from the flu and about 36,000 die each year as a result of contracting the flu.

Visiting Nurses from Borgess VNA Home Care will be administering the vaccine in the Air Zoo's second floor conference rooms. Costs for the vaccines are $33 for the flu vaccine and $28 the flu mist (available for ages 2-49 only). Pneumonia vaccinations will also be offered for $52.50 each. This year, the CDC has recommended that two additional groups receive the pneumonia vaccine: any adult between the ages of 19 and 64 who either smokes or has asthma.

H1N1 vaccines will not be available at this clinic. As more information becomes available, Borgess VNA Home Care nurses will post the information on their Flu hotline at 269.382.6735.

Both flu and pneumonia shots are covered by Medicare Part B. For those privately paying for their immunizations, Borgess VNA Home Care nurses will provide a payment receipt that can be submitted to your insurance company. Cash, checks, Visa and MasterCard are accepted.
For more information, please call the Air Zoo at 269.382.6555.

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