Get your Annual Flu Shot

10/12/2020 12:38 PM | Anonymous

 A flu shot is your best protection from getting and spreading the virus and if you do get sick with the seasonal flu, your symptoms likely won't be as bad or last as long. All places offering flu shots should be following CDC guidance related to COVID-19 to ensure you have a safe place to get vaccinated. Social distancing practices in place to combat COVID-19 will also help slow the spread of seasonal flu.Medicare.gov advises that the seasonal flu shot is covered by providers that accept Medicare or your Medicare plan.

The National Foundation for Infectious Diseases recommends that adults 65 or older ask for the high-dose or adjuvanted flu vaccine; this year’s high-dose vaccine is a quadrivalent, protecting against four strains of flu. 

Visit CDC.gov for more information on how to safely get your flu vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic. Additional resources are available from AARP and NFID.


431 18th St, NW, Washington, DC 2006  PO Box 1581  .  Vienna, VA 22180
E-mail: admin@arcretireeassoc.org
Tel: 202-303-7184 ARCRA & Retiree Connection

© American Red Cross Retiree Association All rights reserved

Powered by Wild Apricot Membership Software
function SetMyDate() { // Array of day names var dayNames = new Array("Sunday", "Monday", "Tuesday", "Wednesday", "Thursday", "Friday", "Saturday"); // Array of month Names var monthNames = new Array( "January", "February", "March", "April", "May", "June", "July", "August", "September", "October", "November", "December"); var now = new Date(); document.getElementById("YOURELEMENTID").value = dayNames[now.getDay()] + ", " + monthNames[now.getMonth()] + " " + now.getDate() + ", " + now.getFullYear(); }