Bad flu news
Monongalia County Schools is unable to provide its employees with on-site influenza inoculations this fall.
Mon Health, MCS’s clinical partner in our fight-the-flu campaigns for 12 years, has not received its 2020 shipment of influenza vaccine. Its supplier is unable to provide a probable delivery date.
Other possible on-site providers are unable to accommodate MCS’ scheduling and direct billing requirements for the 2020 campaign.
Better flu news
Most national chain pharmacies in our region have received shipments of flu vaccine this fall – as have many physician practices and urgent care centers – and currently are actively promoting the vaccination’s administration.
The Centers for Disease Control names September and October as the most optimal period for vaccination and emphasizes the inoculation’s importance during the COVID-19 pandemic.
For more information, visit: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/faq-flu-season-2020-2021.htm