The Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) is stepping up to ensure that vulnerable residents of Sarpy and Cass counties have access to crucial flu vaccinations. With the aim of breaking down barriers and promoting community health, the VNA is providing free in-home flu vaccinations to individuals facing significant challenges in obtaining a flu shot.
These eligible participants not only have complex health concerns that put them at a higher risk for flu complications but also encounter obstacles such as low income, lack of health insurance, or limited transportation options. Acknowledging the importance of equity and inclusivity in healthcare, interim CEO Dr. Carole Patrick expressed gratitude to the Midlands Community Foundation for its support in safeguarding the well-being of those in need.
In its commitment to creating healthier communities, the VNA has allocated a $3,000 grant from the Midlands Community Foundation to support this essential service. The in-home flu vaccination program will run throughout the 2023 flu season, which typically peaks during the winter months. The VNA emphasizes the importance of early vaccination to prevent the spread of the flu.
If you believe you are eligible for an in-home flu vaccination, the VNA encourages you to contact them for an eligibility assessment. Appointments usually take between 15-30 minutes, ensuring a quick and efficient process. To learn more, determine eligibility, or schedule an appointment, residents of Sarpy and Cass counties can get in touch with Katie Pile, the VNA’s immunization coordinator, at [email protected] or 402-930-4000.
As the VNA endeavors to promote accessible healthcare for all, this initiative highlights the significance of community support and collaboration in safeguarding public health.
1. Who is eligible for the free in-home flu vaccinations offered by the Visiting Nurse Association?
Eligible participants include residents of Sarpy and Cass counties who face barriers to obtaining flu shots due to complex health concerns, low income, lack of health insurance, or limited transportation options.
2. How is the VNA supporting this initiative?
The VNA has secured a $3,000 grant from the Midlands Community Foundation to provide free in-home flu vaccinations to vulnerable individuals in Sarpy and Cass counties.
3. How long will the in-home flu vaccination program be available?
The program will run throughout the 2023 flu season, which typically peaks during the winter months.
4. How can I schedule an appointment for an in-home flu vaccination?
To determine eligibility and schedule an appointment, residents of Sarpy and Cass counties can contact Katie Pile, the VNA’s immunization coordinator, at [email protected] or 402-930-4000.