Influenza (Flu) Vaccine
The Influenza (Flu) Vaccine should be taken by anyone over 6 months of age, EVERY YEAR. The cost of most vaccinations are covered by most insurance companies, Medicare, Medicaid and Tricare.
Three Ways to Protect Yourself From the Flu
- Get Vaccinated. The most important way to protect yourself is to get vaccinated. Ask your doctor today how you can get the flu vaccine.
- Wash Your Hands. Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
- Stay Home When Sick. Seek care if you are feeling unwell and stay home when sick.
Fight the Flu: Get the Flu Vaccine Today!
The Influenza (Flu) virus is a contagious respiratory illness that can be mild to severe. Talk to your doctor or pharmacist about the flu vaccine today!
- A yearly flu shot can prevent severe disease caused by the flu virus.
- Adults (including pregnant women) and children 6 months and older are recommended to get a flu shot every year
- Vulnerable populations are at risk for severe illness caused by respiratory disease, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. It is strongly recommended that these populations get the flu vaccine:
- Essential workers (ie: healthcare personnel)
- Adults 65+ years of age
- Residents of a nursing home or long-term care facility
- Anyone with underlying medical conditions (ie: cancer, chronic kidney disease, COPD, weakened immune system, obesity, heart disease, diabetes)oInfants and young children
- Children with neurologic conditions
- Pregnant women
Learn more about the effectiveness of the flu vaccine from the CDC:
- Reduces your risk of getting the flu
- Reduces severity and hospitalizations due to flu illness
- Reduces a child’s risk of dying from influenza
Where Do I Find the Flu Vaccine?
You can receive the flu vaccine at your primary care doctors office and your local pharmacy.