Every year Maine experiences statewide influenza activity. During just the first ten days of January 2018, Maine’s Health and Environmental Testing Laboratory had confirmed most strains were circulating throughout our 16 counties and they had followed up on 33 outbreaks.
Flu happens! The best way to prevent seasonal flu is to get vaccinated every year.
The CDC recommends getting vaccinated by the end of October, if possible. Learn more about vaccine timing: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/consumer/vaccinations.htm#when-vaccinate
Take these steps to prevent the spread of illness this flu season:
Open enrollment for 2019 coverage begins on November 1, 2018 for individuals and families across Maine. Visit the Compare Plan Features to preview our 2019 health plans and choose the plan that’s right for you and your family.
As your partner for health, we are dedicated to providing affordable, high-quality benefits that promote health and wellbeing. You’ll find many of our special health programs and several new programs in our 2019 health plans.