Dan getting flu shot

CEO: Getting a flu shot more important than ever this year

The 2020 flu season is upon us. And this year it’s unlike any other as we tackle the COVID-19 pandemic. For many reasons, it is more important than ever to get a flu shot this year. It’s simply a smart health care choice for our society.

This season, a flu shot will do more than help protect yourself and loved ones from the flu, you will also lessen the likelihood of passing the virus to the elderly, children and those with chronic health conditions. You’ll also protect our community and first responders during the pandemic and allow hospitals and other medical facilities to focus on those who need care the most.

The vaccine is a safe, simple way to minimize the effects and spreading of the flu. Getting a flu shot can be as easy as visiting your local pharmacy or doctor, and they are quickly administered.

For more information about flu shots, including FAQs and answers, please visit BCBSM.com. I wish you and your loved ones continued strength and good health.

Daniel J. Loepp is president and CEO of Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan.

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