It’s a Flu Fight! How to Protect Your Vulnerable Clients

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People of every age, including people in good health, are at risk for influenza.   However, people 65 years and older, and those with other illnesses or weakened immune systems can die from the virus.

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Flu season is here!   So, this Sunday kicks off National Influenza Vaccination Week.   The CDC sponsors this awareness campaign each year to highlight the importance of flu vaccines.

People of every age, including people in good health, are at risk for influenza.   However, people 65 years and older, and those with other illnesses or weakened immune systems can die from the virus.

And, those are the people you serve.

This Flu Fight Needs A Hero

Healthcare workers in all settings can pass the flu virus to some of the most vulnerable people – frail elderly, babies, and patients with weakened immune systems.

That’s why the CDC wants everyone to know that an annual influenza vaccine is the best way to protect against this potentially serious disease.

What’s more?   Vaccines do DOUBLE DUTY in Healthcare.   Vaccinated healthcare workers protect themselves – and they protect vulnerable clients.

Did You See This News Story?

They didn’t get vaccinated. Now they’re out of jobs

A health care provider in Minnesota fired nearly 50 employees after they refused to get vaccinated for influenza.   A new policy required anyone without religious or medical exemption to get the vaccination or risk termination.

The Healthcare System received a lot of support and some backlash for the decision.   Where do you stand?

Here’s How You Can Help

Whether you believe forcing vaccinations is right or wrong, there is something you can do.   Make “Protecting Clients During Flu Season” your next in-service topic.

If you subscribe to In the Know On the Go, you already have access to the topic as part of your library.   Just assign it to your caregivers for the month of December!

Not a subscriber?   Request a DEMO today to learn more!

This topic is also available in PDF format for instructor-led training.

HERE’S A SAMPLE PAGE

Protecting Your Clients During Flu Season

This is an important seasonal review about influenza.   It teaches who is at risk, and how to prevent and treat the flu.   Your team will get plenty of tips for protecting vulnerable clients.

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