500 Family Members Say Boo to the Flu in Newtown
Danbury Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) held a ‘Say “BOO!” to the Flu’ clinic for Newtown families on Saturday, October 16, 2010 at the Newtown Middle School. Nurses from the Danbury VNA administered seasonal flu vaccinations to over 500 participants, while also providing parents with important flu prevention information. Children were given "Spooky" goodies plus important germ-fighting tips to ‘Scare’ the flu away. Flu Mist nasal spray vaccine was available for both children and adults which pleased attendees who were ‘Afraid’ of needles.
‘Say “Boo!” to the Flu’ is a national campaign to increase the number of families vaccinated against the flu nationwide. The program is a collaboration of Families Fighting Flu (a group of families who experienced the loss of a child to the flu), Visiting Nurse Associations of America (the largest non-profit network of flu immunizers), and The Clorox Company. As a member of VNAA, Danbury VNA is participating in the program to help prevent the spread of influenza by offering busy families the option of being immunized all together in a convenient and comforting environment.
The Newtown clinic was one of four ‘Say “BOO!” to the Flu’ clinics held by Danbury VNA in the Greater Danbury area during the month of October. Most parents took advantage of Danbury VNA’s on-line appointment scheduler on the agency website at DanburyVNA.org, which helped minimize wait time at the clinic.
Danbury VNA will be providing flu clinics through November including a Danbury family clinic on November 18th 4 – 6 pm at Rogers Park Middle School. View a full schedule of the flu clinics at DanburyVNA.org or call the Danbury VNA’s flu hotline at 203-730-5239.