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What You Need to Know About the 2015 Flu Season

Posted, by Jennifer DiPietro
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The 2015 Flu season is still a few months away, but now is a great time to start getting prepared. Every year the United States experiences an epidemic of seasonal flu. While flu season peaks in the winter months, flu outbreaks can happen as early as October and can last all the way into May. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends a yearly flu vaccination for everyone 6 months of age and older. This is the first and most important step to protecting oneself from this very serious disease. People should start getting vaccinated as soon as the flu shot becomes available. Many flu shot providers receive the vaccine as early as July or August. The CDC encourages getting the shot preferably by October. But as long as the flu virus is spreading, it’s not too late to get vaccinated. The flu shot has become easy to obtain. Even without insurance or appointment, CVS/pharmacy offers adolescent, adult, & senior flu shots right in the store while CVS/minute clinic locations offer all that and pediatric flu shots as well. All vaccines are administered by a certified immunizing pharmacist or through a nurse practitioner or physician assistant at Minute Clinic locations.

Now available for the 2015 Flu Season, the CVS/pharmacy® Flu Shot eGift Card!

Together with CVS/pharmacy we are excited to offer the CVS/pharmacy® Flu Shot e-Gift Card. It’s the perfect addition to a variety of corporate wellness programs, regardless of the budget. Cards are available at a discount when purchased in bulk. Learn more.

Keep your workforce healthy this season; click here to learn more about the CVS/pharmacy® Flu Shot e-Gift Card and how it can fit into your program. In addition to vaccination this flu season, the CDC also offers these 6 valuable tips to helping prevent the flu and follow the CDC on twitter for updates during the flu season. If you want to learn more on how to incorporate the flu shot into your workplace wellness program, the latest trends in health & wellness, and more tips to engage your employees?

Check out the August Edition of our CVS/pharmacy Newsletter.CVS/pharmacy August 2015 Newsletter

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