The Pulse of SchoolCare, October 2020

Protect yourself and others: What to know this flu season

Published October 1, 2020

Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and save medical resources for care of COVID-19 patients. September and October are good times to get a flu vaccine.‚Äč – The CDC

Flu shot benefits:

Fall is here and has many people wondering if COVID-19 changes the way we should approach this year’s flu season.  While there are still unknowns, we do know there are many benefits to obtaining your annual flu shot including:

  • Reducing the risk of flu illness, hospitalization, and death.
  • Helping to save healthcare resources for the care of patients with COVID-19
  • As a SchoolCare subscriber you can earn $75 incentive for getting your Preventive Care flu vaccine under your Good For You! Wellness programs*.

*To receive cash incentives for participating in the wellness programs the Cigna Health Assessment must be completed annually.

Where can I get my flu shot?

There are many convenient options for getting your flu shot this year. We recommend first check with your employer for an upcoming on-site clinic. Additionally, you can visit your doctor’s office or a local pharmacy such as Rite Aid.

NOTE: The flu vaccine is covered at 100% for SchoolCare/Cigna medical subscribers.

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