Flu season can begin as early as October and last all the way through May. In the United States, an estimated 200,000 people will become sick during flu season. That adds up to thousands of missed birthdays, events, and more concerning to employers, work.
Yearly flu vaccinations are recommended for everyone age 6 months or older according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC). This is the first and most important step to protecting oneself from this very serious disease. People should start getting vaccinated as soon as the flu shot becomes available. Many flu shot providers already received the vaccine as early as July or August. The CDC encourages getting the shot preferably by October, but as long as the flu virus is spreading, it’s not too late to get vaccinated.
The flu shot is easier than ever to obtain. CVS/pharmacy offers adolescent, adult, & senior flu shots right in the store while CVS Minute Clinic locations offer all that and pediatric flu shots as well, even without insurance or an appointment. All vaccines are administered by a certified immunizing pharmacist or through a nurse practitioner or physician assistant at Minute Clinic locations.
Now available for the 2015 Flu Season, the CVS/pharmacy® Flu Shot eGift Card!
Together with CVS/pharmacy we are excited to offer the CVS/pharmacy® Flu Shot e-Gift Card. When purchased in bulk cards are also available at a discount, making it the perfect addition to a variety of corporate wellness programs. Learn more about preventing the flu at work.
Keep your workforce healthy this season; click here to learn more about the CVS/pharmacy® Flu Shot e-Gift Card and how it can fit into your program.
In addition to vaccination in preventing the flu at work and home, the CDC also offers these 6 valuable tips to helping prevent spreading the virus and follow the CDC on twitter for updates during the flu season.