With our region’s facilities currently overtaxed by COVID-19 patients, a major flu outbreak this fall would be especially dangerous. Current guidance from the CDC states that “everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every season with rare exceptions.”
What can you do to help? Simple: Recommend flu vaccination to your clients. Whether they’re motivated by seeing loved ones, saving money, or just “getting back to normal,” they should seriously consider getting vaccinated. The flu can cost people more than just their health; it can also mean missing work, school, or social events.
Those at higher risk for flu (or susceptible to greater consequences) include:
- Pregnant women
- Young children
- Adults over 65
- People with asthma or other respiratory issues
- People with heart disease
For PacificSource members, flu shots are available at no cost, whether through local pharmacies, employer-sponsored events, doctors’ offices, or other venues. And your employer group clients with medical coverage can host a flu shot clinic at their workplace.