You have the best interest of your patients at heart — and you have their trust, too. Take these steps to help protect them from the flu:
- Make a strong recommendation to your patients to get their flu shot. Research shows that patients are more likely to get a flu shot if their doctor recommends it.
- Follow-up is important! If your patient did not get the flu shot during their visit, there’s a chance they didn’t get it at all. Talk to your patients about where and when they’ll get their flu shot, and make a note to confirm during their next visit.
- Talk with your patient about any questions or concerns — and be sure to repeat your strong recommendation. Most people know the flu shot is important. They may just need your reminder!
Learn about the SHARE method for recommending flu vaccinations to your patients. Arizona Complete Health (AzCH) also has Fluvention Campaign materials available to display in your office and support patient education for each of our lines of business: AzCH-Complete Care Plan (Medicaid), Allwell from AzCH (Medicare), and Ambetter from AzCH (Marketplace).
For more information, please contact your provider engagement specialist or email AzCHProviderEngagement@azcompletehealth.com.