Fight the Flu with ChartSpan


Who should get the flu vaccine? 

Individuals 6 months of age and older should be getting the flu vaccine every year. Patients aged 65 and older are at high risk for the flu and spreading it to others. Especially for patients with multiple chronic conditions, the severity of the flu can be higher and cause serious complications. 

Patients who have certain allergies to an ingredient in a flu vaccine or who have had an allergic reaction to a past flu vaccination should talk to their healthcare provider before getting a flu shot. 

When should you get the flu vaccine? 

It is important not to delay in getting vaccinated for the flu. Getting vaccinated early in the season is recommended. September and October are the most common times for vaccination.

What else should you know about the flu vaccine? 

Medicare Part B covers one flu shot per flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, beginning with the 2022-2023 flu season, there are three flu vaccines that are preferred for people aged 65 and older. These are Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent vaccine, Flublok Quadrivalent recombinant flu vaccine or Fluad Quadrivalent adjuvanted flu vaccine. Providers are able to determine which vaccine is best for each individual’s needs.

Patients who are considering getting the flu vaccine can call ChartSpan at 855-242-7877 to make sure their healthcare provider has the flu vaccine at their office. . ChartSpan can also advise patients on whether their provider requires an appointment or accepts walk-ins to receive the flu vaccine. If a patient’s provider is not offering the vaccine, ChartSpan can assist patients with finding a local pharmacy that does. 


Jon-Michial Carter

Jon-Michial Carter

Jon-Michial Carter is the Co-founder and Chief Growth Officer of the largest managed Chronic Care Management (CCM) company in the United States, ChartSpan. He founded ChartSpan with his brother, a 20-year practicing clinician, in 2013. Over the years, the company has expanded to other value-based care offerings outside of Chronic Care Management, including Annual Welless Visit software, Remote Patient Monitoring enrollment services, and Quality services.

Jon-Michial began his career in broadcast journalism as a News Anchor and Reporter in Austin, Texas. He eventually moved behind the camera, as a broadcasting executive running television and media properties. He spent eight years with Heritage Broadcasting and five years with CBS Television, managing Operations and then Sales.

Bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, Jon-Michial launched and built multiple companies over two and half decades. He started and sold an I.T. service firm, a financial software company, and a restaurant management company.

Jon-Michial became President of Iconixx and led a management buy-out of the firm. He later sold the company in a six-company roll-up.

ChartSpan was chosen by the Mayo Clinic in 2013 for its Healthcare Accelerator Program as one of the top 10 healthcare start-ups in America. Following the program, the city of Greenville and the State of South Carolina offered ChartSpan an incentive package to permanently locate in Greenville, South Carolina. Today ChartSpan has become the largest provider of managed Chronic Care Management services in the U.S.

Published: September 20, 2022