VNA sends reminder to get your flu shots

Staff ReportVERO BEACH – The VNA of the Treasure Coast is asking at-risk Indian River County residents to get their regular flu shots.

“While the novel H1N1 has taken the media spotlight, the VNA of the Treasure Coast strongly encourages our community to get their seasonal flu shot this year,” the organization stated in a press release Thursday. “There is still plenty of time to get immunized at one of the many convenient VNA seasonal flu clinics scheduled throughout our community.”

The VNA pointed out in the release that the seasonal flu sends more than 200,000 Americans to the hospital each year and kills more 36,000.

Flu shots are $19 and pneumonia shots are $45. For more information and a list of upcoming clinics, visit the VNA website at and click on “Shoo the Flu” or call (772) 567-5760.

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