The Visiting Nurse Association of Staten Island Corporate Flu and Pneumonia Prevention Program will be held at the College of Staten Island’s Health Center on Thursday, Oct. 8 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. Nurses will be administering the flu and pneumonia vaccines for all interested staff and faculty members.

The cost of the flu vaccine is $30 and the pneumonia vaccine is $40. Medicare-eligible persons can present their Medicare Part B card as payment. Non-Medicare-eligible persons pay the fee. Please contact the Health Center at 718.982.3045 to reserve your seasonal flu vaccine dose. 

In general, anyone who wants to reduce their chances of getting the flu can get vaccinated. The seasonal flu vaccine will not protect people against the 2009 H1N1 influenza virus. The FDA is currently working with manufacturers, international partners, and other government agencies to facilitate the availability of a safe and effective vaccine against the H1N1 influenza virus.

For more information please contact Terianne Darragh, RN, at 718.982.3045.