TIPS FOR SAFELY GETTING A
FLU SHOT
DURING THE PANDEMIC
TIPS FOR SAFELY GETTING A
FLU SHOT
DURING THE PANDEMIC
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected our daily lives: who we see, where we go and especially how we manage routine preventive care. It is important that we take every precaution to stay healthy, and that means getting a flu shot this year.
The flu vaccine helps to prevent or decrease flu-related complications and hospitalizations, which is particularly important as we face an already-burdened healthcare system.
Find a Pharmacy
If you have any questions or concerns be sure to contact your doctor for additional information
Call Ahead. Whether you receive your flu shot from your doctor, employer, pharmacy or other setting, call ahead to make sure the site is following CDC- recommended safety protocols, such as hand hygiene, physical distancing and surface decontamination.
Schedule an Appointment. Check to see if the location is offering appointments, which will reduce your exposure in a waiting room.
Physically Distance. Remain six feet apart from other visitors or patients.
Wear a Face Covering. Keep your mouth and nose covered with a cloth mask the entire time you are on site.
Practice Hand Hygiene. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds after your visit is complete.
The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly affected our daily lives: who we see, where we go and especially how we manage routine preventive care. While routine medical care has been impacted due to stay-at-home, shelter-in-place and safer-at-home orders, it is important that we take every precaution to stay healthy, and that means getting a flu shot this year.
The flu vaccine helps to prevent or decrease flu-related complications and hospitalizations, which is particularly important as we face an already-burdened healthcare system.
Find a Pharmacy
If you have any questions or concerns be sure to contact your doctor for additional information
Call Ahead. Whether you receive your flu shot from your provider, employer, pharmacy or other setting, call ahead to make sure the site is following CDC- recommended safety protocols, such as hand hygiene, physical distancing and surface decontamination.
Schedule an Appointment. Check to see if the location is offering appointments, which will reduce your exposure in a waiting room.
Physically Distance. Remain six feet apart from other visitors or patients.
Wear a Face Covering. Keep your mouth and nose covered with a cloth mask the entire time you are on site.
Practice Hand Hygiene. Wash your hands for at least 20 seconds after your visit is complete.