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.