Help Your Community Fight the FluThe Office on Women’s Health (OWH) sent this bulletin at 11/22/2013 04:35 PM EST
Help Your Community Fight the Flu
Flu season is upon us. To help everyone stay healthy, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is recommending a three-step approach to fighting the flu. We encourage you to share these messages with your community.
- Get your flu shot! Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a 2013-2014 flu shot. Flu season usually peaks in January or February, so it’s not too late to get the vaccine in December, January, or beyond. If you are a health care worker, vaccination is especially important to help you keep from spreading the flu to patients at high risk for serious flu-related complications.
- Take everyday preventive actions. Stop the spread of germs that can cause the flu by washing your hands often and covering your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze.
- Take flu antiviral drugs if your doctor prescribes them.
- Visit the CDC website to learn more about the flu and the resources available to you.
You can also help your community fight the flu by hosting a free immunization clinic for those who are uninsured, thanks to the Walgreens/HHS co-sponsorship agreement. A Walgreens pharmacist will administer the free flu shots on site.
If you are interested in hosting a clinic, reach out to either your HHS regional contact or the Walgreens contact directly to schedule a community immunization event. If a Walgreens contact is not listed for your city or state, contact Tracy Branch at email@example.com and let her know you are a Title X provider who is interested in hosting an immunization clinic under the Walgreens/HHS agreement.
We encourage you to take advantage of this agreement in order to provide influenza immunization to eligible patients.
| HHS Regional Health Administrators |
and Regional Minority Health Consultants
| Walgreens Market Pharmacy Director |
HHS Region 4
| Regional Health Administrator || Regional Minority Health Consultant || Walgreens Market || Market Pharmacy Director |
| Region 4 |
(Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Tennessee)
| RADM Clara Cobb404-562-7894 |
| CAPT Arlene Lester(404) 562-7905 |
| Atlanta/Alabama || Greg Primuth404-497-9837 |
| Carolinas || Jessica Puckett-Beasley704-424-9804 |
| Miami/Ft Lauderdale || Georgia Lehoczky954-739-4115 |
| Orlando || Ziad Ghanem407-859-6197 |
| Tampa || Terry Gubbins813-621-6041 |
| Tennessee ||Eugene Hoover615-889-7664|