Community Associations Institute (CAI) members can now schedule flu vaccination clinics at their companies or in their communities, eliminating the need for residents and employees to schedule appointments with their doctors.Vaccination clinics will be held between Sept. 14 and Dec. 1 in conjunction with CAI’s new partner, Maxim Health Systems. There is no fee for community associations or companies that sponsor the clinics if a minimum of 40 people participate. Influenza, FluMist and pneumonia vaccinations will be offered for $25, $35 and $45, respectively. Medicare Part B and a growing number of managed care organization members can be billed.Vaccinations for the H1N1 virus (more commonly known as “swine flu”) will be available later in the year in accordance with the federal priority lists. Availability will be announced to CAI members via e-mail.“We are pleased to be able to offer this opportunity to our members,” says CAI Chief Executive Officer Thomas M. Skiba, CAE. “This is an easy, no-cost way for community associations to provide a valuable service to their residents, and for businesses to provide a convenient and important benefit to their employees.”“The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year,” says the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). More than 200,000 people are hospitalized every year in the United States due to flu complications, and about 36,000 people die from flu-related causes.While the community or business will be primarily responsible for promoting the clinic, Maxim Health Systems will provide flyers and posters to promote the clinic, as well as language to use in other promotions.To sign up, members need to complete and return a short, online form. It can be accessed in the members-only section of the CAI website at www.caionline.org/members/Pages/MemberDiscounts.aspx. The form can be faxed to (304) 776-2047 or e-mailed to email@example.com before October 1.Maxim Health Systems is a community-driven organization that is committed to educating the public about the benefits of flu and pneumonia immunization and ensuring that the flu vaccine is widely accessible. Maxim does not sub-contract and self-secures, stores and removes all excess inventory. More information can found at www.maximhealthcare.com.CAI is a national membership association that provides information, tools and resources to homeowners and professionals who govern and manage community and condominium associations. CAI members include community managers, volunteer homeowner leaders and businesses and professionals who support common-interest communities. By joining, anyone can take advantage of this member benefit. More information is available at www.caionline.org.
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