Now that winter is here, we need to make sure we’re doing all that we can to keep ourselves healthy. That includes getting your annual flu shot. Everyone older than 6 months should get a yearly flu shot, and you can get it at no cost to you.
Getting a flu shot is one of the best ways to stay healthy this winter. Flu vaccines will help prevent the worst side effects of the flu if you do catch it. Those who are vaccinated may still get sick but may only experience mild to moderate symptoms.
In addition to a flu shot, here are some other preventive actions the CDC suggests for staying healthy during flu season:
Here are some of the most common flu symptoms:
If you do experience these symptoms, talk to your doctor about treatment options and if you should get tested for COVID-19.
Get your flu shot
You can get your flu shot at no cost to you at your doctor’s office, a pharmacy or other locations. If you need help finding a place to get vaccinated, visit vaccines.gov/find-vaccines to find a location near you.