We are extremely fortunate to have our Health Care Committee monitoring the news and internet to provide our members with the most up to date and accurate information! Following our monthly call with the Health Care Committee, Dr. Fred Rickles contacted the GV office with the following information:
“Given the unpredictability of flu seasons from year to year, the Health Care Committee promised to monitor closely the CDC and DC web sites for reported cases of influenza in the DC metropolitan area. This summary indicates an earlier than expected rise in cases of influenza in DC. Click here to read the summary. Therefore, we have altered our prior recommendation of delaying flu shots, if your primary care provider agreed, so as to coincide better with the usual peak of cases in December/January. We now urge that you discuss with your PCP getting your flu shot ASAP, if they agree.
Since the start of the pandemic our Health Care Committee hosts an Information call on a regular basis to answer our members and volunteers questions, and provide up to date information.
Comprised of medical and scientific professionals, our committee works on behalf of our members to try to ensure their health and well-being.
Below are some links to past lectures and articles that have been provided to our members by this committee.