Say "Boo!" to the Flu

Since 2005, VNAA has partnered with the Clorox Company to run the annual Halloween-themed Say "Boo!" to the Flu Campaign. Increasing flu shot coverage and awareness is an increasingly important priority for home health and hospice agencies. Annually the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services evaluate home health agencies for their effectiveness assuring that Medicare home health patients have had a flu shot for the current season, and they include a measure of flu shot coverage in Home Health Star Ratings. Additionally, agency performance on flu shot coverage is an important quality metric in value-based purchasing arrangements under Medicare.

2019 Program Information

VNAA is now accepting applications for media support from Ketchum, the PR firm for the Clorox Company, and mini-grants to help offset a portion of the costs associated with “Boo!” events. Agencies are encouraged to focus their outreach efforts on school-aged children. Applications, available here, must be received by 5 p.m. ET on Friday, August 30, to be considered.

Details on the program are available here.

Program Impact

From its inception in 2005 through the 2018 program, over 200,000 patients have been vaccinated at affiliated Say "Boo!" to the Flu clinics nationwide.

Visit the Say "Boo!" to the Flu website, or email, for more information.

Upcoming Events

LeadingAge Annual Meeting & Expo 

October 27-30, 2019
San Diego, CA