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Inova Releases F.C. Flu Clinic Information

Inova Health System’s HealthSource has been offering influenza vaccinations to children and adults throughout the Washington region since last Friday. New this year, the CDC is recommending that anyone 6 months and older be vaccinated annually.

Inova Health System’s HealthSource has been offering influenza vaccinations to children and adults throughout the Washington region since last Friday. New this year, the CDC is recommending that anyone 6 months and older be vaccinated annually.

Each year, about 36,000 people in the U.S. die from causes related to seasonal flu, while more than 200,000 people are hospitalized. An annual flu vaccination is safe and convenient, and can be up to 90 percent effective in protecting against this serious illness and this year’s vaccine includes the 2009 pandemic H1N1 strain. Persons at high risk for serious complications from influenza include: children 6 months – 5 years of age; adults with children up to 18 years of age; adults 50 and over; adults and children who have medical conditions that lower their bodies’ immune system such as diabetes, heart disease, asthma and HIV, among others; adults who live in; work at or have contact with anyone in institutions such as schools, nursing homes and/or hospitals; and women who are pregnant in any trimester, or who may deliver during flu season

The flu shot cannot cause the flu. Each child will need to be accompanied by a legal guardian or parent. Seniors with Medicare Part B can receive a flu shot at no charge by presenting their Medicare card. The cost for the flu shot is $30 per person (cash or check accepted). Inova will also be offering FluMist and FluZone HighDose at its hospital-based clinics.

Inova Health System is one of Northern Virginia’s largest providers of flu shots, with Inova’s highly trained nurses vaccinating as many as 80,000 people each year. For more information about immunizations and other flu-related services, call 703-750-8818 or visit inova.org/flu.

 

Falls Church Flu Shot Clinics

Oct. 2, 9 a.m. – noon, Inova Fairfax Hospital at 3300 Gallows Road
Oct. 9, 8:15 a.m. – 12:15 p.m. St. Katherine’s Greek Orthodox Church at 3149 Glen Carlyn Road
Oct. 12, noon – 1 p.m., St. Paul’s Lutheran Church at 7426 Idlywood Road
Oct. 14, 10 – 11:30 a.m., Falls Church Senior Center at 223 Little Falls Street
Oct. 16, 9 a.m. – noon, Inova Fairfax Hospital at 3300 Gallows Road
Oct. 17, noon – 1 p.m., Dulin United Methodist Church at 513 E. Broad Street
Oct. 23, 9 a.m. – noon, Inova Fairfax Hospital at 3300 Gallows Road
Oct. 30, 9 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., Inova Fairfax Hospital at 3300 Gallows Road
Nov. 3, 3 – 7:30 p.m., Columbia Baptist Church at 103 West Columbia Street
Nov. 6, 9 a.m. – noon, Inova Fairfax Hospital at 3300 Gallows Road
Nov. 11, 10 a.m. – 1 p.m., Pulmonary CME Physician’s Conference Center
Nov. 13, 9 a.m. – noon, Inova Fairfax Hospital at 3300 Gallows Road
Nov. 20, 9 a.m. – noon, Inova Fairfax Hospital at 3300 Gallows Road
Nov. 27, 9 a.m – noon, Inova Fairfax Hospital at 3300 Gallows Road
Dec. 4, 9 a.m. – noon, Inova Fairfax Hospital at 3300 Gallows Road
Dec. 18, 9 a.m. – noon, Inova Fairfax Hospital at 3300 Gallows Road