Are You Armed to Fight the Flu?
Flu season is upon us once more – with its tell-tale fevers, chills, aches, pains, and fatigue. But fortunately, the flu is preventable. The best way to protect yourself, and others, from the influenza virus is to get a yearly flu shot.
Safe, Effective, and Free.
Flu shots are FREE of charge with Blue Medicare Advantage plans, so schedule yours today! You can also earn $25* by getting your flu shot in 2021! To register and claim a gift card, visit MedicareBlueKC.com/Rewards or call 1-833-601-3817 (TTY:711).
*Maximum of two, $25 healthy rewards per year.
Where to get vaccinated?
Flu vaccines are offered in many locations, including primary care doctors and local pharmacies. Be sure to call in advance to confirm vaccine availability and see if an appointment is required.
Have You Been Boosted Yet?
The CDC recommends that all adults aged 18 and older should get a COVID-19 booster shot either six months after their initial Pfizer or Moderna vaccine doses or two months after their Johnson & Johnson shot.
The CDC Director Rochelle P. Walensky M.D., M.P.H states, “Booster shots have demonstrated the ability to safely increase people’s protection against infection and severe outcomes and are an important public health tool to strengthen our defenses against the virus as we enter the winter holidays.”
The CDC urges all unvaccinated adults to get a COVID-19 vaccine as soon as possible. You can find available vaccines near you at vaccines.gov. If you have questions about vaccines or boosters, consult with your healthcare provider or pharmacist.