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

  1. Get Vaccinated. The most important way to protect yourself is to get vaccinated. Ask your doctor today how you can get the flu vaccine.
  2. Wash Your Hands. Wash your hands with soap for 20 seconds or use a hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol.
  3. 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.