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Drive-thru flu shot clinics offered by Visiting Nurse Association in Omaha

Omaha, Nebraska – As flu season approaches, the Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) has stepped up to ensure that Omaha residents are protected by offering drive-thru flu shot clinics throughout the month. This initiative emphasizes the importance of getting vaccinated and promotes community health and safety.

Clinic Details and Offerings

The VNA’s Omaha headquarters, located at 12565 West Center Road, will be the primary site for these clinics. Notably, no prior appointment is required. Those who wish to avail the service will find clear signage upon arrival, directing them efficiently to the clinic.

The VNA is offering a range of flu vaccines tailored to meet different needs:

  • Quadrivalent flu shot: Suitable for individuals aged 6 months and above. Priced at $35 for those opting to pay via cash, card, check, or HSA.
  • FluMist: Designed for ages between 2 and 49. This is available for $40 for similar payment methods.
  • High-dose for seniors: Specifically formulated for the elderly, priced at $75.

The clinic has scheduled its services on specific dates in October:

  • Oct. 5, 12, 19, and 26 from 4-6 p.m.
  • Additionally, on Oct. 14, they will be operational from 9 a.m. to noon.

For a seamless experience, patients are encouraged to fill out a consent form available online, print it, and bring it along with their proof of insurance. However, for those unable to access the form beforehand, hard copies will be provided on-site. To facilitate ease in vaccination, attendees are advised to wear clothing that provides nurses with quick access to the shoulder area.

As for the payment, the VNA clinic is accommodating to various modes – cash, check, and credit cards. Most of the primary insurers, along with traditional Medicare Part B plans, are also accepted. However, patients should note that the VNA currently does not accept UnitedHealthcare, Medicaid, or Medicare Advantage plans.

In these challenging times, such initiatives by organizations like VNA play a pivotal role in ensuring community health. By providing an easily accessible and efficient method to get vaccinated, VNA reiterates the importance of proactive healthcare.

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