Influenza - For Physicians
With Washington state still working to slow the spread of the novel
respiratory virus SARS-CoV-2, it's more important than ever for
Washingtonians to get their flu shot.
On this page, find resources and information to help you and your practice
or organization respond to flu during the pandemic.
Be Safe. Be Smart. Get Your Flu Shot. campaign
The WSMA's Be Safe Be Smart Get Your Flu Shot patient awareness
campaign is designed to help the physician community increase flu
vaccination uptake by leveraging the physician voice as the most trusted
source of health information for patients. Our
features a vaccine finder to help patients find vaccines near them and
messaging emphasizing the importance of getting vaccinated during the
pandemic. Our professional page features flu vaccine information from the
Department of Health, as well as professional and patient resources for
The following campaign assets are available for your social media,
website, or other digital communications.
CDC flu vaccination recommendations for 2021-22 season
Routine annual influenza vaccination is recommended for all persons aged
≥6 months who do not have contraindications. If vaccine supply is
limited, see priority groups for vaccination in the ACIP statement.
Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices,
United States, 2021-22 Influenza Season
CPT codes for multi-virus tests detect COVID-19 and flu
The American Medical Association published an update to the CPT® code
set that includes new code additions and editorial revisions for reporting
medical services sparked by the public health response to the COVID-19
pandemic. Visit the AMA website
The Washington State Department of Health offers a partner toolkit for its
Think of It as Essential flu vaccination campaign, developed with
input from the WSMA, which includes patient education materials in both
English and Spanish, targeting older adults (65 and older), people at
higher risk for flu complications, school/parents, and health care
Review the DOH partner toolkit.
Washington State Childhood Vaccine Program updates
Make sure your practice or organization is receiving important updates to
the Washington State Department of Health's vaccine ordering and delivery
system. To subscribe or if you have questions, email the Vaccine
Management team at
or call at 360.236.2VAX.