Beat the Bug! Get Your Flu Shot

Help your employees get a flu shot during COVID-19

Around this time each year, we provide our clients with our Flu Shot Toolkit that includes step-by-step instructions and communication materials to implement an onsite flu shot clinic.

Our Toolkit includes sample emails to communicate onsite flu clinics. If the onsite option is not available or the employee chooses not to take advantage of that option, we also included sample emails encouraging employees to find a local provider.

Since remote work is common this year, we know that onsite flu shot clinics may not be practical for many employers. However, it is more important than ever to encourage employees to get their flu shot and to ensure they know how to get it, especially if they are accustomed to having an onsite opportunity. That is why we also created this two-page document – to help share the importance of getting a flu shot amidst COVID-19.

Share the following PDF or webpage with your employees to safeguard their own, their family’s and their community’s health.

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Be Educated

Learn more about symptoms of the flu and COVID-19. The CDC has general guidance here.
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Prevent the Spread

Prevention of COVID-19 and the flu are similar. To prevent spreading, wash your hands thoroughly and often. Cough or sneeze into your elbow. Disinfect frequently touched items like phones, keyboards and doorknobs to remove germs. Social distance yourself when possible. And if you’re feeling sick, stay home.
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Get Your Flu Shot

If you’re on a medical plan, most locations offer free flu shots. Always use an in-network provider and show your medical ID card. You can also visit VaccineFinder.org to find a location near you. Just select your vaccine and enter your zip code, and the tool will show all nearby flu shot locations.

COVID-19 Testing

If you’re enrolled in a medical plan and are experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, you have access to free testing. Take advantage of recent advancements in telemedicine by calling your personal doctor to determine next steps. Visit this state-sponsored site to find COVID-19 testing locations near you.
 
If you test positive or suspect that you are sick with COVID-19, your employer may have additional benefits through your medical plan, short-term and long-term disability, employee assistance programs or other wellness resources.
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Telemedicine

One way to prevent the spread or avoid further exposure to germs is to consult with a doctor online – a method known as telemedicine. Through your employer’s medical plan, you have access to this resource 24/7. If you are experiencing any symptoms, use telemedicine for guidance before going to your doctor.
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More Information about Flu Shots

CDC Flu Vaccine Homepage
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/protect
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FAQs About the 2020
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COVID-19 Hotline

Questions about COVID-19?

Email covid19@firstpersonadvisors.com or call the free COVID-19 Hotline at (855) 978-6677 weekdays 8a–5p ET to speak to dedicated professionals who can answer your questions about community, resources, benefits and general healthcare needs. For additional information visit our COVID-19 Resource Hub or our blog.