Influenza, or "the flu" spreads easily between people in schools, workplaces, and homes.
Almost everyone ages 6 months and older should get a flu vaccination every year. September and October are ideal times to get a flu shot, but if you don’t have a chance during the fall, it’s not too late! Getting vaccinated in the winter still gives you important protection.
Flu vaccine can prevent sickness, healthcare visits, hospitalizations, and deaths.
Protection lasts throughout the flu season, which usually peaks in January or February and continues into the spring. Talk with your healthcare provider or pharmacist about which flu vaccine is recommended for you.