Flu season is here, and the flu vaccine remains one of the most effective ways to prevent the virus. Have your patients received their flu shots yet? The sooner they get the flu shot, the better protected they’ll be. AvMed Members can receive the flu shot free of charge from a Participating Provider or pharmacy.
If your patients haven’t taken advantage of this AvMed benefit, consider calling them to remind them to either come into your office or a nearby Participating Pharmacy to get a free flu shot, ideally before the busy holiday season begins. Be sure to remind them that the vaccine does more than protect them from infection – it protects their loved ones as well.
At any time, it’s possible that your patient may express concerns about ingredients in the vaccine. Reassure them about their safety and let them know that they can ask for a preservative-free vaccine from their local pharmacy.