Should I get the flu shot?

Oct 16, 2020 | Recommendations

A word from Aetna:
Getting a flu shot doesn’t just protect people against seasonal flu, it also contributes to the overall health of the community and minimizes the impact on health care resources. We strongly recommend getting a flu shot, and we ask you to remind your clients to promote the vaccine among their employees.

A flu shot decreases the likelihood of getting sick from influenza. And while people who get a flu shot may still get sick, a vaccination is effective in preventing the most severe forms of the flu. In addition, widespread flu vaccinations help minimize the impact on health care resources affected by COVID-19.

Getting vaccinated against influenza contributes to a healthier work environment, too. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that employers can expect a 40 to 60 percent reduction in the risk of flu illnesses among their overall population with the flu vaccine1.

How to get the flu shot with Aetna Medicare plans

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