The best way to prevent getting influenza is by getting a flu shot. Flu shots are safe and effective at reducing flu illness, hospitalizations and death. It usually takes about two weeks for your body to develop immunity to influenza, so make a plan to get your flu shot as soon as possible!
How the Flu Shot Works
Be Prepared For Flu Season
This year, in the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, it's more important than ever to get your vaccination. Not only to protect yourself and others from the flu, but also to help save medical resources for COVID-19 patients.
Why Health Experts Are Urging Flu Shots
Blog: Flu Shot and COVID-19 Vaccine: Do I need both?
The Critical Role Healthcare Providers Play in Fending Off Influenza (Flu)
The American Lung Association urges members of the public to always consult with their own healthcare providers about whether this or any vaccine is appropriate for them.
Page last updated: October 18, 2021