It’s more important than ever for everyone to do their part to help prevent the spread of illnesses like the flu. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, fewer people are getting vaccines which puts their communities at greater risk for other preventable diseases, like the flu. When people get the flu shot, it helps protect them and keeps them from spreading the flu to others.
Racial and ethnic minority groups are disproportionately affected when it comes to receiving recommended vaccines, due to such factors as vaccination safety concerns and limited access to care and coverage. During National Influenza Vaccination Week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Service Office of Minority Health (CMS OMH), is highlighting vaccination disparities and reminding patients and their families that it’s not too late to get the flu vaccine.
CMS has developed new flu vaccination resources for partners, patients, providers, states, territories, tribes, and others who can share our message and help combat vaccine disparities. Please use our resources to encourage your patients to get their flu shot so they and their communities can stay healthy.
- Find vaccination resources for racial and ethnic minority patients, as well as resources for providers and partners that serve these populations at cms.gov/omhflu.
- Visit cms.gov/flu for a one-stop shop to help you find CMS’s flu vaccination information and resources.
- Looking for additional languages? Find postcards in 18 languages.
- Review our From Coverage to Care (C2C) resources to learn more about health coverage and find preventive resources.
- Visit the Beneficiary Care Management Program immunization webpage.