Say Boo to the Flu

11 Agencies

607 Clinics

29,193 Flu Vaccines 

2,881 Free Vaccines

Since 2005, VNAA has partnered with the Clorox Company to run the annual Halloween-themed Say Boo! to the Flu Campaign. Increasing flu shot coverage and awareness is an increasingly important priority for home health and hospice agencies. Annually the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services evaluate home health agencies for their effectiveness assuring that Medicare home health patients have had a flu shot for the current season, and they include a measure of flu shot coverage in Home Health “Star Ratings.” Additionally, agency performance on flu shot coverage is an important quality metric in value-based purchasing arrangements under Medicare.

Eleven VNAA members agencies participated in the 2017 campaign, and VNAA saw a 20% growth in the number of flu shots administered from the 2016 to 2017 Say Boo! Campaign and expects to see continued development of programs and services to improve flu shot coverage in its member agencies in the coming years.

The 2017 campaign participants held 607 vaccine clinics where 29,193 vaccines were administered, 2,881 of which were given at no cost to the individual.

Interested in participating in the 2018 Campaign?
Click here to complete the online application. Applications must be received by Friday, July 13, 2018 at 5pm ET.

*Note, this campaign is open to current VNAA members only, if you are a not-for-profit home-based care agency and would like to learn more about membership click here

Please contact Heather Corbin if you have any questions about the campaign.