Submitted on Sun, 10/06/2019 - 2:18pm
Once again Mercy will host a free influenza clinic on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 in partnership with the Michigan Community Wellness Visiting Nurse Association (VNA) and Alana's Foundation. The foundation was established in 2009 in memory of then five year old Alana Yaksich who died of influenza in 2003.
The clinic will be held from 1:00-3:00pm in the Mercy Auditorium/Gym Lobby Area on October 15th and is available to students, staff, and families of Mercy. It does, however, require advance registration for each person who wishes to receive the vaccination. We have provided all of the information you need. Please print, complete and return the Assessment and Consent Form to the Reception Area no later than October 7, 2019.
A separate consent form must be completed (in its entirety) for each person who will be vaccinated. Parents must complete and sign the form for anyone under the age of 18. All consent forms are required in advance because the VNA must determine the actual number of doses needed for the day of the clinic.
Please note: On the day of the flu clinic, any person who has pre-registered will need to present a picture ID and the insurance card (or a copy of the insurance card) in order to receive the vaccination. Vaccinations will not be given to anyone whose consent form is incomplete or unsigned. Most insurance companies cover the cost of the vaccination but Alana's Foundation will cover the cost for anyone without any insurance.
Mercy is happy to offer our facility for this clinic. We hope you will take advantage of the opportunity for your daughter(s) and/or yourself. Please consult with your family physician regarding any questions about the vaccine. Please note: Only quadrivalent injectable flu vaccine is being offered. There will be no flu mist.
For insurance or vaccination related questions, please call the Visiting Nurse Association at 248-967-1440.
Learn more about Alana's Foundation and click here for flu vaccination clinic flyer and vaccine info sheet.
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