August is National Immunization Month. Rockford Area Schools is hosting a Community Flu Shot Clinic at the Rockford Community Center Thursday, Aug. 29 from 4 to 7 p.m.
This clinic is being offered through the Minnesota Visiting Nurses Agency (MVNA), which has a history of providing immunization service to communities around the Twin Cities area. MVNA will be offering either the flu shot or flu mist at this clinic and can bill your major health care insurance carrier directly. If you do not have insurance, the cost will depend on whether you receive the flu shot or flu mist.
“It is not too soon to make plans to attend our Community Flu Shot Clinic,” said Rockford School District Nurse Karen Schultz, RN. “Many of the local pharmacies and clinics are also getting ready to offer flu shots. We know that getting immunized against the flu is an important first step towards wellness and decreasing medical expenses, and we want to make this health service convenient to Rockford Area residents.”
The vaccine will be available for area families, beginning with ages 3 years and older. No appointment is necessary.
In addition, the Wright County Public Health Wellness on Wheels (WOW) Van will be at the BankWest parking lot in Rockford Thursday, Aug. 29 from 2 to 6 p.m. to provide students with required immunizations for school. This will be by appointment only. Call 763-682-7717 to make an appointment for this reduced -cost service. The WOW Van is a mobile health resource that provides families with information and assistance on topics such as health insurance coverage, dental health, mental health, and a variety of health screenings.
Schultz adds, “We are fortunate to have the WOW Van in our community on a monthly basis, and work alongside them as we provide health services and resources to students and families in the Rockford Area School District.”