The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get a flu shot every year. Getting a flu shot protects you and the people around you!
This year, a flu shot is more important than ever due to COVID-19. Getting a flu shot this season helps protect you, your family and your community
If you still have not received your COVID vaccine, it is safe to get your flu and COVID shot at the same time or without regard to timing. Every year, flu vaccination prevents illnesses, medical visits, hospitalizations, and deaths.
Flu vaccination also is an important preventive tool for people with chronic health conditions. For example, flu vaccination has been associated with lower rates of some cardiac events among in people with heart disease.
Vaccinating pregnant people helps protect them from flu illness and hospitalization, and also has been shown to help protect the baby from flu infection for several months after birth, before the baby can be vaccinated.
While some people who get vaccinated still get sick, flu vaccination has been shown in several studies to reduce severity of illness.