on Thursday, September 14, 2017
According to the CDC, anywhere from 5 to 20% of the U.S. population will get the flu on average every year. Approximately 200,000 of these Americans are hospitalized each year. Thousands of people die every year from the flu.
Even with the abundance of flu clinics (including those outside of your practice) and the education from the CDC, there is still a great percentage of Americans that should be getting vaccinated, but who do not.
So what can practices do to educate patients about the importance of flu vaccinations and get them into THEIR PRACTICE?
Consider the average person must see or hear something at least 4 to 7 times to remember or take the appropriate behavior, practices CAN'T communicate too much. Consider these simple ideas for getting patients to your practice.
These are your patients, not the drugstore down the street.