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Everyone 6 months and older should get a yearly influenza vaccine. Use the Vaccine Finder to see where to get a flu shot near you.
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Flu is a serious and highly contagious respiratory illness that can affect anyone. The American Lung Association has partnered with CSL Seqirus to educate Americans about the flu and steps they can take to protect themselves from severe flu illness. Learn more about keeping yourself and others safe at Lung.org/prevent-flu.

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WOMAN 1: I get my flu shot because I have asthma. And anyone with an underlying medical condition like me has a much higher risk of getting really sick from the flu.

MAN 1: I get my flu shot to protect myself, and my mom and dad. Because when you’re older, getting the flu can be dangerous, even deadly.

WOMAN 2: I get my flu shot because it’s easy. And I don’t want to miss out on all the holiday fun with my friends.

VO: Flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months and older. Schedule yours today and learn more at Lung dot org.

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

Get details on who should get a flu vaccine, types of flu vaccines and good health habits to prevent the flu.
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Facts about the Flu Shot

During typical flu seasons, millions of people get flu and hundreds of thousands are hospitalized from flu-related complications. Vaccination has many benefits. Here are's some facts everyone should know about the flu vaccine.
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Be Prepared This Flu Season

This year, health experts expect a winter surge in COVID-19 cases as we’ve seen in the previous flu seasons. In addition, other infectious respiratory diseases such as respiratory syncytial (RSV) and rhinovirus/enterovirus have begun circulating throughout the United States at higher levels than usual this year. Co-circulation of many viruses this fall and winter could put a strain on healthcare systems. Do your part and get your flu shot. You can safely receive your updated COVID-19 booster and flu shot at the same appointment.

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Flu viruses are most common in the fall and winter. Take five easy actions to stay healthy, such as avoiding close contact with sick people and getting your flu shot!

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Did you Know?

During the 2022-23 flu season, there are three flu vaccines that have received a preferential recommendation from ACIP and CDC for people 65 years or older.
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Blog: Why Your Child Needs a Flu Vaccine

Dr. Juanita Mora answers questions about why your child needs a flu vaccine
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Stay Informed on COVID-19

Find up-to-date resources to help you stay safe and informed amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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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: November 17, 2022

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