Know the Facts
About Flu Vaccination
For the upcoming influenza season, influenza vaccination will be more important than ever to reduce the impact of respiratory illnesses in the population and resulting burdens on the healthcare system during the COVID-19 pandemic.¹ However, vaccination rates across the country are plummeting according to one news source—in some areas such as New York City, by as much as 91%.²
Here’s what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has to say about flu vaccination during COVID-19.
Take Advantage of Every Opportunity to Vaccinate Against the Flu
- Routine vaccination is an essential preventive care service for children, adolescents, and adults (including pregnant women) that should not be delayed because of the COVID-19 pandemic.¹
- Wellness visits can be useful for assessing your patients’ vaccination status. Use this time to vaccinate your appropriate patients against the flu.¹