Presbyterian | Your Story | Centennial Care | Fall 2021

Presbyterian Health Plan, Inc. P.O. Box 27489 Albuquerque, NM 87125-7489 Important plan information CC Standard U.S. Postage PAID Presbyterian Health Plan INSIDE COVID-19 Q&A: Get answers 2 How to head off holiday stress 9 Your story Fall 2021 En español: Si usted desea obtener este boletín en español, llame al (505) 923-5200 o al 1-888-977-2333. Make a plan to prevent flu and COVID-19 Call your provider today to schedule your flu shot and your COVID-19 vaccine if you have not yet gotten one. Staying protected against both viruses is very important this year. You can play a big role in keeping your fellow NewMexicans safe! Last year, the safety measures we took to fight COVID-19 may have been why it was a very mild flu season. But now that people are meeting up again, it’s important for you and your family to get your flu shots this year. The flu and you The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says everyone six months and older should get flu shots. Flu shots are especially important for people at high risk of getting very sick, including: ● People 65 and older ● People with certain conditions, such as asthma, diabetes, or heart disease ● Pregnant women ● Young children, especially those under two years ● People with disabilities, especially those that affect the muscles or lungs The CDC says that most people should get their flu shot in September or October. That’s before the flu starts spreading in most places. But it’s also late enough to last through the worst of the flu season. Get your COVID-19 shots too If you have not gotten a COVID-19 vaccine (shot), there are good reasons to get it too. The vaccines are safe and very good at protecting people from COVID-19. The CDC says that most people 12 and older can be vaccinated against COVID-19. And it’s OK to get other shots at the same time.