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
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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.
Did you Know?
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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