Flu shots are important ... Find out why
2017 Flu Vaccine. What you need to know.
Caring for our community.
Schedule your 2017 flu clinic now while open dates are still available.
The Seattle Visiting Nurse Association is now scheduling clinic dates for our 2017 Fall, on-site, seasonal flu immunization clinics. Immunizations will begin earlier again this year ... most likely by late August. To schedule your clinic just click our " 2017 Flu Clinic Request" button on the menu bar or above.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), up to 20% or more of the US population will suffer from influenza this year. Influenza is a serious respiratory illness that is easily spread and can lead to severe complications, even death, for you or somone with whom you come in contact. Each year in the US, on average, influenza and its related complications result in approximately 226,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths.
Many people are affected by seasonal influenza every year and don't realize that getting vaccinated is an easy way to protect their health, their family's health and the health of our community.
The Seattle Visiting Nurse Association Flu Immunization Program helps insure that our community and your employees, families, organizational members, teachers, and students are protected and stay healthy this coming Winter.
About our organization ...
The Seattle Visiting Nurse Association (SVNA) has been recognized as a qualified community immunizer by the Washington State Department of Health, Public Health Seattle & King County and Snohomish Health District.
We take pride in the quality and reliability or our service and the professionalism of our Registered Nurse staff. All of our "flu" RNs are SVNA employees, licensed to practice nursing in the State of Washington and have years of "flu" immunization experience.
During the 2015 and 2016 "Flu" seasons the Verdant Health Commission provided funding to support "no-cost" flu shot clinics for residents of Public Hospital District No.2. We sincerely appreciate their help and vision in allowing members of our community to have access to this important preventative health care service.
The Verdant Health Commission serves nearly 240,000 people in the communities of Brier, Edmonds, Lynnwood, Mountlake Terrace, Woodway and portions of Bothell and unincorporated Snohomish County.
We are all "faces" of influenza and should be immunized this and every year. That's why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with the support of leading health experts, recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older be immunized.
Unfortunately influenza immunization rates fall far short of public health goals every year even among those at highest risk. The CDC recommends annual influenza immunization for everyone 6 months of age and older. Even healthy people need a flu shot – to help stay healthy and to help prevent the spread of flu to others.
"Fight the Flu at School 2017" is a statewide school district based program designed to raise awareness about the burden of influenza (flu) and the benefits of annual vaccination. The long-term outcomes of the project are to: ensure that all K-12 students, parents, faculty and administration of school districts statewide receive an annual influenza vaccination; reduce student immunization barriers; and, ultimately increase Washington State general population influenza vaccination coverage rates.
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control), the single best way to protect our children from the flu is to get them vaccinated each year. Each year, many of our school-age children in Washinton State get sick with influenza; some of those illnesses result in death. The CDC recommends that not only school age children but everyone 6 months and older get vaccinated against the flu every year.
Click to learn more about how your school can team-up with us this Fall to "Fight the Flu at School"
Seattle Visiting Nurse Association to continue statewide initiative to "Fight The Flu at School"
The Faces of Influenza ...