Fight the Flu: 2020 Resources

Flue Fight 2020
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Help make history!

We have an opportunity like never before to fight the flu. And it's never been so imperative that we do so.

You're likely already doing nearly all the things you can to prevent the flu (wear a mask, wash your hands, and social distance), but the other thing that you can do is get your flu shot.

Unlike Covid-19, there is a vaccine for the most prevalent flu types, and it will help save lives.

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Where to get the Flu Shot

  1. Your doctor's office
  2. Pharmacies, Grocery Stores
  3. Public Health Centers
  4. Federally Qualified Health Centers (affordable for uninsured)

Most pharmacies will also host flu shot clinics on-site if you have a large group of people. Encourage your employer, civic  group, place of worship, etc to host a clinic.

Cost

With Insurance

The flu shot is usually between $0 and $5 if you have insurance. Many places will offer in-store coupons or cash back if you come in for your flu shot. Be careful – if you make a doctor's appointment just for the shot, you may have to pay an appointment co-pay.

Without Insurance: Children (0-18)

Under the Vaccines for Children program all children under 19 can get a free flu shot if they are one of the following:

  • Medicaid Eligible
  • Uninsured
  • Underinsured
  • American Indian or Alaska Native

Contact your doctor or visit a FQHC.

Without Insurance: Adults Age 19-64

The shot can cost up to about $40.

However, flu shots for the uninsured can be obtained for a sliding scale fee (you pay what you can afford) from a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC), one of Georgia's 159 County Health Departments, or a Rural Health Center.

Without Insurance: Age 65 and Older

The flu shot should be covered by Medicare at all qualifying locations (pharmacies, grocery stores, clinics).

Call to Action

Share these printable resources in physical spaces:

  1. A brief information sheet with a link to this page.
  2. Answers to common flu myths
  3. A guide to talking to flu hesitant individuals

Also, share this page on social media using the form below.

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Stay Healthy! Wear your mask! Get your flu shot!