It’s Still Flu Season

By: AvMed News AvMed News

It may be February, but the flu season is still underway. While many people have already received the flu shot, there are many others who haven’t. If your patients have yet to get their flu shot, there’s still time.

Be sure to remind them that a flu shot is free of charge from an AvMed Participating Provider or pharmacy. Should they have reservations about getting the flu vaccine, reassure them about its safety or offer them alternatives like preservative-free shots.

Refer your patients to Flu.gov for more information about the flu virus. Interested Members can also find a Participating Provider or pharmacy at AvMed.org.

Another important reminder: Help patients get more out of their visit by having them fill out an online AvMed Personal Health Assessment. A PHA can help identify a patient’s risk factors and aid you in building a tailored care plan. PHAs require an AvMed.org account, so have patients create their account by visiting the AvMed homepage and clicking REGISTER under the LOGIN tab.