Do I really need the flu vaccine?
Yes, the CDC recommends that everyone over the age of 6 months get an annual flu vaccine.
Do I need to get the flu vaccine earlier this year due to COVID-19?
No, the best time to get your flu vaccine is still September and October. The CDC recommends not to get it any earlier, because of the increased likelihood of less protection later in the flu season.
Is the flu vaccine safe?
Flu vaccines have a good safety record and have been around for over 50 years, protecting hundreds of millions of Americans. The vaccines have also been shown to reduce illness, medical visits and influenza-related hospitalizations. Learn more from the CDC about the safety of flu vaccines here.