VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region Offers Flu Shots

RUTLAND, VT (September 15, 2021) – The VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region (VNAHSR) is offering flu shots by appointment only beginning Thursday, September 30. While the flu shot only protects against influenza and not COVID-19, health experts are encouraging individuals to get vaccinated against the flu to mitigate the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death.

Appointments for individuals 18 and over can be made by visiting https://clinics.timetap.com/

To protect individuals, appointments will be staggered and equipment will be disinfected between uses.  Patients will be pre-screened before their appointment and will be temperature checked at entry before their appointment. Additionally, staff will utilize personal protective equipment (PPE) and clinic attendees must wear masks. Attendees are asked to wear a shirt that provides easy access to your upper arm so clinicians can administer your immunization quickly and easily.

We accept Medicare/Medicaid, MVP, and BlueCross BlueShield Insurances for payment. Please bring your card to your appointment. If you do not have a participating insurance plan, payment will be accepted by check or credit card. The cost of the vaccine is $85.00 for High Dose (individuals 65 and older) and $38 for a standard flu shot (individuals under 65).

RUTLAND CLINICS

Located: Rutland City Parks and Recreation at the Rutland Recreation Community Center (formerly the College of St. Joseph Gymnasium) on Dorr Drive in Rutland

  • Thursday, September 30 from noon until 4pm
  • Friday, October 8 from 8am-noon
  • Wednesday October 13 from noon until 4pm
  • Friday, October 22 from 8am –noon
  • Monday, October 25 from 3pm to 7pm.

CASTLETON CLINIC

Located at Castleton Community Center

  • Thursday, October 7th from 9am-noon

PAWLET CLINIC

Located at the Pawlet Church

  • Monday October 18 from 9am-noon.

For more information about our Flu Clinics or if you need assistance scheduling your appointment, please call 802.775.0568

About the VNA & Hospice of the Southwest Region

Founded in Rutland, Vermont, the VNAHSR has grown to include locations throughout Bennington and Rutland Counties. VNAHSR is a non-profit, Medicare-certified home health and hospice agency delivering a wide range of advanced medical care with compassion, dependability, and expertise to people of all ages.

With office locations in Bennington, Dorset, Manchester, and Rutland, we have over 300 trusted health professionals and caregivers committed to providing exceptional care to patients and families.

Proud of our national reputation for quality care, VNAHSR is highly rated for Quality of Patient Care and Patient Satisfaction from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services and is recognized as one of the nation’s top performing home health agencies by HomeCare Elite, a market-leading review that identifies top Medicare-certified agencies.

MEDIA CONTACT:
Bernadette Robin 802.770.1520 | bernadette.robin@vnahsr.org