Flu Shot

More than ever, it's important to get your flu shot this year to protect yourself from the disease

The flu is a contagious and potentially serious respiratory illnesses that can lead to serious complications.

Getting a flu shot may not make you completely immune from getting sick, but it can significantly lessen the severity of your symptoms.

As flu season quickly approaches, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older to get the annual flu vaccination. Vaccination is especially important for groups that are more vulnerable to serious complications from the flu, including those who are:

  • Pregnant
  • Adults 65 and older
  • Young children between 6 months and 8 years
  • Individuals with certain underlying medical conditions

Nearly everyone benefits from getting a flu shot with exception to those under 6 months old and those with severe allergies to any ingredient in the vaccine. If you have any concerns regarding why you might not be a good candidate for the vaccine, consult with your doctor.

Who should get a flu shot?

As flu season quickly approaches, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older to get the annual flu vaccination. Vaccination is especially important for groups that are more vulnerable to serious complications from the flu, including those who are:

  • Pregnant
  • Adults 65 and older
  • Young children between 6 months and 8 years
  • Individuals with certain underlying medical conditions

Nearly everyone benefits from getting a flu shot with exception to those under 6 months old and those with severe allergies to any ingredient in the vaccine. If you have any concerns regarding why you might not be a good candidate for the vaccine, consult with your doctor.

At IU Health, we take pride in providing convenient care close to home – and flu shots are no exception. Prioritize your health and schedule an appointment with your primary care provider, visit an Urgent Care or stop by a local retail pharmacy. View same-day care options near you.

Where can I get a flu shot?

At IU Health, we take pride in providing convenient care close to home – and flu shots are no exception. Prioritize your health and schedule an appointment with your primary care provider, visit an Urgent Care or stop by a local retail pharmacy. View same-day care options near you.

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