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Band together to stay flu-free

A flu shot not only protects you, but it can also help protect your family and friends against serious illness or hospitalization. Getting your shot only takes a few minutes, and it’s easy to find an in-network provider!

Prevent the flu together. Get a flu shot.

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 season typically starts in October. But this year, cases of flu were already reported in September, so getting your flu shot now to protect yourself and your loved ones makes sense. Remember, it takes the flu vaccine about two weeks to start working, so getting your flu shot as soon as possible is important.

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*. 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.

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Protect me against the Flu

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**”

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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.**

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