Know the facts about flu vaccination during THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

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

Here are some strategies and considerations for administering flu vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Take Advantage of Every Opportunity to Vaccinate Against the Flu

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  • 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 pandemic1
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  • Wellness visits can be useful for assessing your patients’ vaccination status1

Best Practices for Administering Flu Vaccine During COVID-19

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Be Prepared

Make sure to check for vaccination status among patients at every visit1

Be Proactive

Identify patients who have missed well visits and schedule appointments1

Be Persistent

Utilize reminder and recall systems and electronic health records to check for patients who may have missed vaccinations1

Helpful Resources About Flu and COVID-19

Here are some resources to help you learn more about vaccinating against the flu during the COVID-19 pandemic:

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Reduce the burden of respiratory illness this flu season with these CDC guidelines

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pandemic-guidance/index.html

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Make sure to vaccinate all appropriate patients 6 months of age or older

https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/whoshouldvax.htm

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Keep up to date with all vaccinations

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/admin/admin-protocols.html

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Implement effective strategies for catch-up vaccination 

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/catchup.html

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Get your clinic ready for COVID-19 with these tips

https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/hcp/clinic-preparedness.html

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Seek guidance from CDC for opening satellite, temporary, off-site clinics

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/hcp/admin/mass-clinic-activities/index.html?deliveryName=USCDC_7_3-DM33813

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Refer to this checklist for best practices for temporary or off-site vaccination clinics

https://www.izsummitpartners.org/content/uploads/2019/02/off-site-vaccination-clinic-checklist.pdf

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3 ways to order or prebook

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Call 1-855-475-4QIV (4748)

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Online at GSKDirect.com 

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Contact your GSK Vaccines
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