For Health-care Providers
A Note to Health Care Providers...
Research has shown that the strongest incentive an at-risk individual can receive for getting
vaccinated against flu and pneumococcal disease is a recommendation from their health-care provider.
Offer the vaccines at every opportunity. And, remember that administration of these vaccines is covered by Medicare Part B.
For information, call: Georgia Medical Care Foundation's Medicare Help Line: 800-979-7217 or 404-982-7575.
For Long-Term Care Facilities
- Resources for Influenza Prevention and Control
This document contains information regarding vaccine ordering, diagnosing influenza via available
laboratory and rapid testing methods, using antiviral medications for treatment or
prophylaxis for influenza, and roster billing for Medicare reimbursement for vaccination.
- Influenza Outbreak Control in a Long-Term Care Facility
This document contains guidelines for identifying and responding to influenza outbreaks. It also
contains suggestions for preventing future outbreaks from occurring.
- Did You Know...
This flyer is intended to be given to employees or posted in employee areas as a reminder to
receive annual influenza vaccination.
- Get Shot This Season!
This flyer is to educate facility visitors and volunteers regarding the risk of influenza to
facility residents. It encourages them to be vaccinated for the upcoming influenza season.
- We Welcome You...But Not the Flu!
This flyer is intended to be given to facility visitors at the onset of community influenza activity.
It reminds them to be vaccinated and requests they refrain from visiting if ill.
- How to Administer Injections
Detailed instructions on the administration of both Intramuscular (IM) Injections and Subcutaneous
(SC) Injections for various ages.
- Protect Your Vaccines: Check Temperatures Twice a Day!
This document is a chart for keeping track of vaccine temperatures.
- Keep Germs to Yourself!
- ¡No riegues tus gérmenes!
(Keep Germs to Yourself! en Español)
A poster encouraging the public to use proper respiratory etiquette at all times, particularly during
the cold and flu season in order to contain illness. Designed for clinical and hospital settings,
includes general germ containment information.
- Keep Illness from Spreading!
¡Evita la propagación de enfermedades!
(Keep Illness from Spreading! en Español)
A poster for patients and the public in clinical settings that emphasize the need for respiratory
etiquette. Encourages people to keep germs to themselves and the option of receiving a mask from
For the General Public
- Keep Germs to Yourself!
A poster encouraging the public to use proper respiratory etiquette at all times, particularly during the cold
and flu season in order to contain illness. Designed for non-clinical settings, includes general germ
- ¡No riegues tus gérmenes! (Keep Germs to Yourself! en Español)
- Handwashing: Good Health is in your Hands!
Washing your hands is the simplest and most effective thing you can do to reduce the spread of colds, flu, skin infections and diarrhea.