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Flu Vaccine- Get your flu vaccine!

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Get your flu vaccine

Protecting yourself and your loved ones from the flu takes one shot!

Your PCP recommends that everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year*. Flu vaccines are available to most members free of charge. Schedule a visit with your primary doctor or go to your local pharmacy. 

While at your doctor’s office or local pharmacy, ask about the COVID-19 vaccine to ensure you are up to date. It is safe to get both shots at the same time. One trip, two shots!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • New year, new virus = New flu vaccine
  • Flu shots are modified every year to make them work as best as possible for each flu season.
  • Everyone 6 months and older
  • People at higher risk of serious flu complications: adults 65 years and older, adults with certain chronic health conditions such as asthma, diabetes or heart or lung disease, young children, pregnant women
  • The earlier the better
  • It takes the flu vaccine 1-2 weeks to strengthen your immune system. 
  • The best time is September to October before the height of the flu season. 
  • Local Pharmacy (Click here to find flu vaccine near you)
  • Primary care doctor 
  • Side effects are usually mild: sore arm or mild headache. 
  • Side effects usually go away in a few days.  
  • Talk to your provider if you have any severe, life-threatening allergies to any ingredient in a flu vaccine  
  • People with an egg allergy may receive any flu vaccine that is appropriate for their age and health status. 
  • Severe reaction to a previous dose of any flu shot or who has ever been diagnosed with Guillain-Barre Syndrome should talk to their doctor before getting the flu vaccine. 
  • Yes, to protect both the mother and newborn
  • Yes. The COVID-19 vaccine does not protect you from flu.  
  • Ask your primary care provider or pharmacy about the COVID-19 vaccine to ensure you are up to date. Click here to find COVID-19 vaccines near you. 

To learn more about the flu vaccine and COVID-19 vaccine, visit the CDC website for more information.  

Flu Vaccine

COVID-19 Vaccine 


*Per CDC 2023-2024 Flu Vaccine Recommendation