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.

If you are in the Lafayette area visit our IU Health Arnett Retail Pharmacy, located at IU Health Arnett Hospital, for curbside or walk-in flu shots for patients 11 years of age and older. To schedule a flu shot, call 765.448.8100.

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.

If you are in the Lafayette area visit our IU Health Arnett Retail Pharmacy, located at IU Health Arnett Hospital, for curbside or walk-in flu shots for patients 11 years of age and older. To schedule a flu shot, call 765.448.8100.

Frequently Asked Questions

At IU Health, you may get a flu shot from you primary care provider or an Urgent Care.

If you’re in the Lafayette area, visit our IU Health Retail Pharmacy for a curbside or walk-in flu shots for patients 11 years and older.

To schedule a flu shot in the Lafayette area, please call 765.448.8100.

Yes! We encourage all our patients who are eligible to get vaccinated against the flu. It’s the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from getting the flu.

In fact, the flu shot not only reduces your risk of getting the flu and lessens symptoms if you do get sick, it also helps prevent the flu from spreading.

Yes. We are following all guidelines to keep our facilities clean, as well as protect our patients and team members. If you have concerns, please call ahead of your appointment to learn more about the precautions in place.

When you go to get your flu vaccine, be sure to follow the guidelines for running essential errands and doctor visits. Continue to take everyday precautions.

A flu vaccine will not protect you against COVID-19, but it has many other benefits. Flu vaccines have been shown to reduce the risk of flu illness, hospitalization and death.

Getting a flu vaccine this flu season will be more important than ever, not just to reduce your risk of the flu but also to help conserve potentially scarce healthcare resources.

There is no evidence that getting a flu vaccine increases your risk of getting sick from a coronavirus, like the one that causes COVID-19.

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