If you’re considering a family visit at Thanksgiving, it’s important to add a flu vaccine to the list to protect yourself and your family, along with your masks, social distancing, and hand sanitizer. Make sure you have less than 10 people at any gathering. But the safest way to protect your crew is to plan a Zoom Thanksgiving this year! #ReThinkingThanksgiving #ProtectYourCrewAgainstTheFlu
One of the most important ways you can help people protect themselves from the flu is by using your personal, trusted voices to share information. Start by making a connection with your local health department. Familiarize yourself with local flu vaccination information and locations where people can get a flu shot.
Learn how to make a strong influenza vaccine recommendation and don’t forget to communicate the benefits of the flu vaccine during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Prepare yourself for the more tricky discussions by familiarizing yourself with frequently asked questions, answers and misconceptions. Knowing the different types of vaccines available, such as options for those with egg allergies and needleless vaccines, can help you assure people that there is a vaccine to suit their personal needs.
You do not need to have all of the answers. It is appropriate to suggest that someone speak with their health care provider or contact the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (see contact information at the bottom of the page, or local health department) if they have specific questions.
Protect Yourself & Your Family
Everyone 6 months and older should get a #flu vaccine every season. Flu vaccine can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, hospitalizations and has been shown to be life-saving. #FightFlu and get vaccinated today! To Learn more, Please Visit the CDC Website