Preparing for a Fall-Winter COVID-19 Surge

AONN+ Blog published on October 16, 2020 in COVID-19
Lillie D. Shockney, RN, BS, MAS, HON-ONN-CG
Editor-in-Chief, JONS; Co-Founder, AONN+; University Distinguished Service Professor of Breast Cancer, Professor of Surgery, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine; Co-Developer, Work Stride-Managing Cancer at Work, Johns Hopkins Healthcare Solutions

Autumn is all around us! The air is crisp. Pumpkins are everywhere. Trees are painted shades of orange, yellow, and red. And... the COVID-19 pandemic is still here. In fact, it is more than “still here”; we need to prepare for an imminent second wave!

The resurgence of COVID-19 is further complicated by the onset of flu season. If ever there was a time to ensure that both we and our patients are being diligent about getting our flu vaccines, it is 2020! So set an example for your family and for your patients and get your flu vaccine this week. Remind your patients that they can get their flu shots free, in most cases, by going to their local pharmacy. Rite Aid, Walgreens, and CVS are all advertising free flu shots. (I went to my local CVS and was in and out in 8 minutes!)

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