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Why is a flu shot important?
The flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your family from the flu. It's especially important that seniors, infants and other people with weakened immune systems get vaccinated.
We have the right flu shots for everyone in the family:
- Seasonal for adults and children (preservative free, upon request)
- High dose for ages 65+
Flu myths and facts
Myth: The flu shot can give you the flu.
Fact: A flu shot can't cause the flu. The flu vaccine is made two ways: with an "inactivated" virus, which is not infectious or with no flu vaccine viruses at all.
Myth: People don't need to get vaccinated every year.
Fact: The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for just about everyone 6 months and older for two reasons. First, the body's immune response from vaccinations declines over time, so an annual vaccine is needed for optimal protection. Second, because the flu viruses are constantly changing, the formulation of the flu vaccine is reviewed each year and sometimes updated to keep up with the changes.
Myth: After Thanksgiving is too late in the season to get the flu shot.
Fact: Getting the flu vaccine can still help to protect against the flu as long as the flu viruses are circulating. If you haven't been vaccinated by the end of November, December or even later, it's still not too late. The flu is unpredictable, and seasons can vary. Seasonal flu usually peaks in January or February, but can occur as late as May.
Did you know?
- The flu season is unpredictable. It can begin as early as October and can last as late as May.
- Children younger than 5, especially those younger than 2, are at high risk for complications from the flu.
- Parents and caregivers need a flu shot to help protect high-risk children and infants who are too young to receive the vaccine.
- Fever, coughing, body aches, headaches, chills and fatigue are all common symptoms of the flu. Sneezing, sore throat and a stuffy nose without fever, are commonly associated with a cold.
- Getting the flu can cause you to miss work, school as well as social plans for up to 2 weeks.