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Tools to Prepare Your Practice for Flu Season

HCP Fight Flu Toolkit: Guide & Instructions

Whether you’re a primary care physician, nurse, pharmacist, or other health care professional (HCP), you play a significant role in helping protect your patients against influenza. The best available protection is annual influenza vaccination for all patients ages 6 months and older. Your strong influenza vaccine recommendation is one of the most important factors in patients accepting the vaccine.

This HCP Toolkit contains a variety of resources to prepare your practice to Fight Flu. The materials below will:

  • equip you to make strong influenza vaccine recommendations
  • facilitate productive conversations with your patients
  • improve your influenza vaccination rates

How to Make a Strong Flu Vaccine Recommendation

These fact sheets provide information on the timing and types of influenza vaccinations as well as methods to provide a strong influenza vaccine recommendation for adults ages 50-64, ages 65+, and for the general public.

Make a Strong Flu Vaccine Recommendation (Ages 50-64)

Make a Strong Flu Vaccine Recommendation (For Ages 65+)

Make a Strong Flu Recommendation

Prepare Your Practice for Flu Season Deck

Prepare Your Practice for Flu Season Deck

Learn techniques on how to make a strong influenza vaccine recommendation to your patients and best practices for increasing flu vaccination rates in your practice.

Request by email the Prepare Your Practice for Flu Season Deck.

Patient Flyer

Flu Vaccine: Get The Facts

Share this informational handout with your patients who want additional information, have questions, or decline influenza vaccination at first recommendation. This resource will provide context to the efficacy of the influenza vaccine and highlight its safety.

Flu Vaccine: Get The Facts [245 KB, 1 Page]

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Appointment Reminder Email Template

Flu Vaccine Appointment Reminder Template

Use this email template to remind your patients to schedule appointments for their influenza vaccines. This template is customizable to best fit your practice and patient population, offering language for specific high-risk groups, such as older adults, pregnant women, young children, and people with certain medical conditions.

Flu Vaccine Appointment Reminder Template [852 KB, 2 Pages]

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Pharmacist Guide and Talking Points

Protect Your Patients This Flu Season

Pharmacists play a critical role in protecting patients against influenza and influenza-related complications by advocating for and administrating influenza vaccines. This guide is intended to support discussions between pharmacists and patients about influenza vaccination.

Protect Your Patients This Flu Season [3.8 MB, 5 Pages]

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Featured Video

Carol Hayes, CNM, Describes How She Recommends Flu Vaccine

“How do you recommend flu vaccine to patients and why do you say it that way?” During this segment of the “#HowIRecommend vaccine” video series, Carol Hayes, CNM, describes her flu vaccine conversations with patients.

For additional information visit the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) website and sign-up for CDC influenza email updates.

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