Flu season is here again. More than 200,000 people are hospitalized each year for the seasonal flu and complications caused by the seasonal flu.
A flu vaccine can keep you from getting and spreading the flu to people around you, and can make the flu shorter and less severe if you do get it.
Should I get a flu shot?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older gets vaccinated against the flu every year.
How much does a flu shot cost?
In most cases, flu shots are 100% covered by your insurance, which means no cost to you!
Top 3 Flu Shot Myths
Myth #1: A flu vaccine can give you the flu.
Fact: The flu shot can't give you the flu because the virus it contains has been inactivated.
Myth #2: You don't need a flu vaccine this year if you got it last year.
Fact: You need a new flu shot each year because the circulating strains change and immunity from prior vaccine fades.
Myth #3: Healthy people don’t need to be vaccinated.
Fact: It’s true that a flu vaccination is routinely recommended for people who have a chronic illness. But anyone — even healthy folks — can benefit from being vaccinated, if nothing else you will help minimize spreading the virus to your friends and family this holiday season.