Convenient & Free Prevention of Drive-Thru Flu Clinic Open to Public Makes In-Roads To Healthy Community and Those with Low-Mobility
Wyomissing, Pa., October 11, 2017 – Through its partnership with Reading Fightin’ Phils, the Berks Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) will hold its 3rd Annual Drive-Thru Flu Clinic on Sunday, October 15, 2017 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. at the First Energy Stadium at 1900 Centre Ave., Reading, Pa., 19605.
“We want to make getting immunizations easy for people so they can stay healthier and prevent the flu virus from spreading. Our nurses will administer free flu shots while drivers and passengers alike remain seated in their cars. They don’t even need an appointment. It’s really that convenient,” said CEO Constance Morrison, Home Health Care Management, Inc., the parent company of Berks VNA, VNA of Pottstown & Vicinity and Advantage Home Care.
According to Morrison, the Drive Thru Flu Clinic is inspired in the interest of public health. Additionally, those with mobility issues find this approach easier because they can get their flu vaccine from the comfort of their cars.
The Fightin’ Phils provided the use of their easily accessible parking lot which is geared to handle high volume of cars without congested traffic.
“Flu vaccines are as much of a preventative measure for yourself as it is for those around you, some of whom may not be able to have the same vaccines,” said Morrison. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has the recommended vaccine schedule for adults categorized by age and health condition.
The Drive Thru Flu Clinic is open to the public in Berks County. Anyone who will request a flu shot is asked to bring photo identification and his/her insurance information. For those who are uninsured or underinsured, they will simply fill out a form for Berks VNA to properly meet requirements of reporting the number of vaccines to the Centers for Disease Control.
The nurses of Berks VNA recommend wearing loose-fitted sleeves or a cardigan/jacket that you can easily slip your arm out of.
To support this community-health event and the mission of Berks VNA, donations can be made online at http://www.hhcminc.org/support-us/.
In addition to this one-day Flu Drive-Thru Clinic, Berks VNA offers a number of flu clinics offered at locations throughout Berks County. For more information on vaccinations, including influenza and meningococcal, please call 610.378.0481 or visit www.EverythingHomeCare.org