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Grand View Nursing Students Assist with Flu Vaccinations to the Homeless


On March 11th and March 25th, Grand View Nursing students will be collaborating with VNS (Visiting Nursing Services) and Joppa to offer flu vaccinations to the unsheltered and newly sheltered clients of the Joppa Homeless Outreach Agency.   

Grand View Nursing students will be assisting at the Joppa Warehouse and VNS will be reponsible for their orientation and review of necessary skills and knowledge about the flu vaccination being provided before each team is sent out to separate distribution routes.  The hope is to cover all 6 distribution routes from Joppa. 

Joppa is a non-profit organization with hundreds of volunteers, dozens of partners, a large impact locally, and a national vision to help ease and end homelessness.  Their goal is to end homelessness, which happens one family, couple or person at a time. To date Joppa has helped more than 120 homeless people get off the streets of Des Moines.  For more information on Joppa Outreach, go Here

Visiting Nurse Services of Iowa provides medical and social services for women, children and families, adults and seniors, and communities across Iowa. Nursing services include home visits, family support, parent education, transportation, flu immunizations and much more.  For more information on VNS, go Here.