Health Services for Children with Special Needs, Inc. (HSCSN) is your partner in providing care this Flu season. We would like to remind enrollees about the importance of practicing healthy habits to help prevent the Flu, also referred to as the Influenza virus. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends yearly Flu shots (vaccine) for everyone six (6) months and older.
Flu activity is highest from December through March. Flu shots become available around September or October of each year at various locations. The CDC recommends getting a Flu shot by the end of October. There are several healthy habits to help protect against getting the Flu and spreading germs:
- Receive the Flu shot every year from a health care provider
- Wash your hands
- Cover your nose and mouth when you cough or sneeze
- Avoid contact with people who are sick
- Stay at home when you are sick
HSCSN enrollees can get a Flu shot by visiting their primary care providers. Enrollees over the age of 19 can get free Flu shots at all CVS pharmacies. If you have questions, please contact HSCSN Customer Care at (202) 467-2737.