When It Comes to the Flu,

You Call the Shots

You have the best interests of your patients at heart. Your recommendation is the most effective way to ensure they get their flu shot.

More than 90% of patients are likely to get the flu shot when their provider recommends it — including those who
had initial doubts.


When talking with your patients:

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.

You can use the SHARE method to provide information:

SHARE reasons to get the flu shot based on their age or other risk factors.
HIGHLIGHT positive experiences with the flu shot to reinforce benefits.
ADDRESS concerns about the vaccine, including effectiveness, side effects, safety and misconceptions.
REMIND patients that the flu shot not only protects them but also everyone around them.
EXPLAIN that getting the flu can mean taking sick days from work or missing fun with family and friends.

Follow-up is important! Talk to your patients about where and when they’ll get their flu shot, and make a note to confirm during their next visit.



If you have questions about flu prevention, patient education tools, call 1-888-FIDELIS (1-888-343-3547).

For Fidelis Care COVID-19 resources, visit fideliscare.org/coronavirus

For general questions about COVID-19, visit cdc.gov.