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Protect yourself with the flu vaccine this season

Learn how to have a flu-free holiday season this year—check out the articles below for more information on the flu shot, prevention, symptoms, treatment and more.

Flu vaccine

The flu vaccine can be a life saver

The best time to get the flu vaccine is in the fall because it usually takes two weeks to start working, and the flu season can start as early as October*.1 There are lots of ways to get the flu shot: You can visit your primary care physician (PCP), a retail clinic or an urgent care center.

Flu shots

Can the flu shot really protect me against the flu?

Take a step in the right direction this season and get vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says: “The best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year**”

Flu shot pros and cons

If I get the flu shot, what are the pros and cons?

The flu is a serious disease. Getting the flu shot is the “single best way” to protect yourself and those you care about against the flu, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, or the CDC**

Flu side effects

Will I get bad side effects if I get the flu shot?

You may be concerned you might suffer from some bad side effects if you get the flu shot. You can rest easy because most side effects are mild. You might also be concerned that the flu shot will cause you to come down with the flu, but that’s not true either.

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What options do I have for the flu vaccine?

Learn about some of the alternatives to the flu shot, including an egg-free version, nasal spray flu vaccine and non-vaccine preventive measures.

Flu nasal spray

Should I get the nasal spray vaccine?

The nasal spray flu vaccine is just as it sounds — it’s a vaccine that’s sprayed into your nose by a medical professional. Just like the flu shot, the nasal spray flu vaccine takes about two weeks to start providing protection against the viruses that were included in the dose. Only for ages 2 to 49*.

Do I have the flu?

Do I have the flu?

We all know how it starts—with a sniffle, a cough, a bit of a headache or a sore throat. Then we start wondering, “Am I getting a cold? Or worse, could I be getting the flu?”

Flu treatment

How do I take care of myself if I get the flu?

With so many of us getting the flu each year, it’s important to know how to treat the symptoms if you or someone you care for comes down with the virus.


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