Leesburg, VA – (November 18, 2013) – We want to keep you and your family healthy this flu season.  The Center for Disease Control (CDC) advises that the best way to prevent the flu is by getting a flu vaccine each year.

Inova Loudoun Hospital offers influenza vaccinations to children and adults at multiple locations in Loudoun County including the Lansdowne campus of the hospital and the Purcellville and Dulles Urgent Care Centers.

Flu vaccines are available at:

Inova Loudoun Hospital (Lansdowne campus)
44045 Riverside Parkway, Leesburg
Alcove outside cafeteria
Flu shots available:
Every other Saturday now through December 7
11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

At our hospital clinic, Inova Loudoun offers influenza vaccinations to every member of your
family – adults, children, and even infants 6 months and older.

  • No reservations needed
  • Clinics open to all ages, 6 months and older
  • $30 for the standard vaccine
  • $35 for FluMist
  • $45 for HighDose for seniors
  • Cash, check or credit card accepted for payment

The two Inova Urgent Care Centers in Loudoun welcome walk-ins and are open to anyone 9 years old and older.  The cost is $30, if paid out of pocket but is covered by most insurance plans and Medicare Part B. Contact your insurance company for coverage details.

Inova Urgent Care Center – Purcellville

205 East Hirst Road, Suite 101, Purcellville

540-338-4995
Monday through Friday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Weekends and holidays: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. (closed Dec. 25)

 

Inova Urgent Care Center – Dulles South

24801 Pinebrook Road, Suite 110, Chantilly

703-722-2500
Monday through Friday: 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.

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. The recommendation is that everyone over 6 months of age should get an annual flu shot.

A flu shot cannot give you the flu. The flu vaccine contains dead flu viruses that cannot multiply or cause infection. Some people get mild flu-like symptoms, especially those being vaccinated for the first time. This is the result of the body’s immune response as it builds protection against actual infection. These symptoms can include mild fever, headache and muscle aches and usually end within 24 to 48 hours.

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.

Media Contact: Reneé Brohard, APR, 540-454-3493

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Inova Loudoun Hospital, serving Loudoun County for over 100 years, is part of Inova, a not-for-profit healthcare system based in Northern Virginia that consists of hospitals and other health services, including emergency- and urgent-care centers, home care, nursing homes, mental health and blood donor services, and wellness classes. Governed by a voluntary board of community members, Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. Visit us on the web at www.inova.org/ilh.

 

 

About Inova
Inova is a not-for-profit health care system located in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area, serving over two million people with over 1,700 licensed beds based in Northern Virginia. Inova consists of five hospitals including the area’s only Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 4 Neonatal Intensive Care unit. Inova encompasses many health services including the nationally and internationally recognized Inova Heart and Vascular Institute (IHVI), Inova Translational Medicine Institute (ITMI) on genomics, Inova Neuroscience Institute and Inova Children’s Hospital. Inova’s mission is to improve the health of the diverse community it serves through excellence in patient care, education and research. More information and statistics about Inova is at www.inova.org.