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Flu Season Is Here
Get Vaccinated Today
Who should get the vaccine?
EVERYONE 6 MONTHS AND OLDER
Everyone 6 MONTHS OF AGE AND OLDER should get the flu vaccine. Seasonal flu vaccines have a very good safety track record.
PEOPLE AT HIGH RISK
It is especially IMPORTANT TO GET THE VACCINE IF YOU, SOMEONE YOU LIVE WITH, OR SOMEONE YOU CARE FOR IS AT HIGH RISK of complications from the flu.
- Children & Infants
- Pregnant Women
- People with Disabilities
- People with Health Conditions
- Travelers & People Living Abroad
How should I get the vaccine?
There are TWO TYPES of vaccine, the flu shot and the nasal spray. Both protect against the same virus strains.
- Made with inactivated (killed) flu virus
- Given by needle
- Approved for use in healthy people older than 6 months and people with chronic health conditions
- Made with weakened live flu virus
- Given with a mist sprayed in your nose
- Approved for healthy people between the ages of 2 and 49, except pregnant women
Can I get the flu from the vaccine?
NO, YOU CAN’T GET THE FLU
NO, YOU CAN’T GET THE FLU from the flu vaccine. The flu vaccine protects you from the flue, not the common cold. But you may experience some side effects.
MILD REACTIONS such as soreness, headaches, and fever are common side effects of the flu vaccine.
When should I get the vaccine?
Get your flu shot or spray TODAY. Flu season usually peaks in January or February, but it can occur as late as May. EARLY IMMUNIZATION IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE, but it is not too late to get the vaccine in December, January or beyond.
Where can I get the vaccine?
Visit FLU.GOV and use the FLU VACCINE FINDER.