If you are like me and have been getting your annual flu shot this year, you may want to have your flu shot at home to keep it as long as possible. I understand and appreciate that it’s a self-isolation thing, but it sure is nice to feel protected by the same shot every year.
That’s why we’ve decided to start a new program in our county: A Flu Shot at Home. Our goal is to have each county health department provide you with a Flu Shot at Home, free of charge, each year. This year we are piloting the program in our neighboring community of Pittsburg County, and have been doing so for a couple of years now.
To do this we need a county health department that has the resources to do it. We have two options at this point: a private company or the county. To be able to be flexible with the selection of companies, we are looking for companies that are already serving the county, and have a good reputation for providing a good product.
Health departments are typically very busy places, so they tend to be a bit shy about taking on new programs, but there are a few programs doing well and in some cases are even getting state approval or some type of federal approval or something. The program we are piloting is called the “Health Check” and it is a voluntary program. The program is paid for by the county and is offered to county-based organizations that have a need for health services.
The Health Check program is part of a bigger trend I think of health departments and the internet moving into the same space. Health departments are getting more and more of a presence on the net, and this is what I am referring to when I say health departments are getting more and more a presence on the internet. There is nothing wrong with that, so long as you stay in the middle and don’t get too far in the middle. That’s not how I envision health departments moving forward.
The internet is a great place for health departments to be, but that is not where I would envision health departments moving forward to. I think health departments will eventually look at how the internet works, find a way to use it more effectively, and start getting more involved in the internet. But until that happens, health departments will continue to provide valuable services over the internet.
I think health departments have been moving away from the internet and toward more interactive communication tools. A health department’s job becomes to take action when someone needs a doctor’s appointment, a prescription filled, a prescription refilled, a medical procedure done, etc. It becomes easier to take action if there is some amount of interactivity.
The internet has made health care very accessible and convenient, but it also has made it very impersonal. We’ve become more comfortable with the idea that the health care system is a collection of specialists that have different opinions and different opinions on things. We’ve been seduced by the idea that our health care system is a series of different specialists all in a similar office and all agreeing on the same things.
This is why I recommend that you take the time to go to the doctor yourself. Go to the doctor and see a doctor. It’s your money, your time, and you might just find out you’re sick. But the last thing you want is to feel like you’re just one more person with a long list of questions that you have to ask to get an appointment.
The good news is that there is a way to go. Even if you don’t have a long list of questions that you have to ask to get an appointment, you can still get an appointment. You can get an appointment with a doctor by calling your insurance and asking. The key is that the insurance company will get you an appointment with a doctor within about 30 minutes to an hour. After that, it will depend on how sick you are.