How You Can Fight the Flu
It's Flu Season. Let's Get Vaccinated Today
Who Should Get The Vaccine?
Everyone 6 MONTHS OF AGE AND OLDER should get the flu vaccine. Seasonal flu vaccines have a very good safety track record.
Especially High Risk Folks
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
Can I Get the Flu From The Vaccine?
NO. YOU CAN’T GET THE FLU FROM THE FLU VACCINE. The flu vaccine protects you from the flu, not the common cold. But you may experience side effects. Mild Reactions such as soreness, headaches and fever are common side effects of the flu vaccine.
Two Types of Vaccine
- Flu shot, injection
- Made with inactivated (killed) flu virus.
- Approved for use in healthy people older than 6 months and people with chronic health conditions.
- Nasal spray
- Made with weakened live virus
- Given with a mist sprayed in your nose
- Approved for healthy people between the ages of 2 and 49, except pregnant women.
Source: U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, flu.gov