Seasonal Flu Vaccination Clinics Resume with Replenished Supply of Vaccine

Nov. 16, 2009

Seasonal flu vaccination clinics administered by the Aurora Visiting Nurse Association will resume Nov. 18th after the service was suspended a month ago because of delays in shipments from vaccine manufacturers.

 

The clinics will take place at community locations throughout eastern Wisconsin.

 

“We are very pleased to have received all of the vaccine originally ordered,” said Lisa Taylor, R.N., coordinator of the VNA’s Shoo the Flu clinics. “The seasonal flu usually does not peak until January or February, so people still have plenty of time to get a seasonal flu shot.”

 

Shipments of seasonal flu vaccine were disrupted as vaccine suppliers switched production to the H1N1 vaccine, which created shortages of seasonal flu vaccine throughout the country.

 

Cost for a seasonal flu vaccination is $30 when paying by cash or check, and pneumonia shots are $45. Medicare Part B and Medicaid are accepted as payment.

 

Aurora Health Care has a single flu Web site that provides background information about the seasonal flu and H1N1 flu as well as where you can find flu immunizations throughout Aurora. Just log on to www.Aurora.org/flu to find an Aurora Pharmacy, doctor’s office, Aurora QuickCare or Aurora Visiting Nurse Association Shoo the Flu clinic near you.

 

Shoo the Flu & Pneumonia Too! clinics scheduled for the Milwaukee area include:

 

Wednesday, November 18

• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Aurora Pharmacy 8428 W. Silver Spring Dr., Milwaukee

• 3 – 7 p.m. at Potter’s Piggly Wiggly 2201 E. Rawson Ave., Oak Creek

 

Thursday, November 19

• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Aurora Health Center 7220 W. National Ave., West Allis

• 3 – 7 p.m. at Sendik’s Food Market 13425 Watertown Plank Rd., Elm Grove

• 3 – 7 p.m. at Aurora Health Center, W231N1440 Corporate Ct, Waukesha

 

Friday, November 20

• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Aurora Pharmacy 2700 S. 60th St., Milwaukee

 

Saturday, November 21

• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Aurora Health Center 6901 W. Edgerton Ave., Greenfield

• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Aurora VNA 11333 W. National Ave., West Allis

 

Saturday, November 28

• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Aurora VNA 11333 W. National Ave., West Allis

 

Monday, November 30

• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Aurora Pharmacy, 13175 W Bluemound Rd., Brookfield

 

Tuesday, December 1

• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Aurora Pharmacy 1054 E. Commerce, Slinger

• 3 – 7 p.m. at Majdecki’s Sentry 10282 W. National Ave., West Allis

 

Wednesday, December 2

• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Aurora Pharmacy – Aurora Credit Union, 3355 W. Forest Home Ave., Milwaukee

 

Thursday, December 3

• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Aurora Health Center, W231N1440 Corporate Ct, Waukesha

 

Friday, December 4

• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Frank’s County Market, 58A Market St., Elkhorn

 

Saturday, December 5

• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Sentry, 7101 W. Lisbon Ave, Milwaukee

• 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Aurora VNA 11333 W. National Ave., West Allis

 

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

o Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Discard the tissue immediately.

o Wash your hands or use hand sanitizer often, especially after coughing or sneezing.

o Avoid touching your eyes, nose or mouth.

o Avoid contact with sick people.

o Get plenty of sleep.

o Eat a well-balanced diet.

o Drink plenty of fluids.

o 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.

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