A girl sits in her mom's lap while getting a flu shot.

Fight flu with Humana Healthy Horizons in Florida

Help protect yourself and others from the flu by getting a yearly flu vaccine.

Who should get the flu vaccine

According to the Centers for Disease Control1, almost everyone age 6 months and up should get a flu vaccine, especially:

  • Children younger than 5
  • Adults 65 and older
  • Pregnant women
  • Anyone with a weakened immune system or chronic condition (like COPD or congestive heart failure)

Ask your doctor or your child’s doctor, if you have a child, for the flu vaccine today.

What you need to know about the flu and flu vaccine

There is a lot of misinformation out there about the flu. Learn about how to fight flu this and every year.

Flu season is here.
There is a lot of misinformation out there about the flu, so I want to share some flu
facts with you.
The best way to fight flu is to get your flu vaccine.
You can’t get the flu from the flu vaccine.
The vaccine contains killed viruses that can’t make you sick with the illness.
The flu is transmitted through contaminated droplets that are coughed, sneezed, or otherwise
sent into the air by someone who is infected.
You can be infected – and infect others – with the flu for 24 hours before your
own symptoms start.
Flu viruses can change over time to create different strains.
What protected you last year may not be as effective this year.
This is why you need a flu vaccine every year.
Almost everyone six months and older should get the vaccine every year as soon as the
vaccine is available.
This also protects infants and others who can’t get the vaccine themselves.
Learn what else you can do to protect yourself – and what to do if you get the flu – at

Check out our YouTube playlist for more videos about flu and other health topics.

Did you know?

  • As a Humana Healthy Horizons® in Florida member, your yearly flu vaccine is free
  • Egg-free flu vaccines are available – If you’re allergic to eggs, ask your healthcare provider or pharmacist if the egg-free alternative is right for you
  • Even “healthy” people should get the vaccine
  • Flu “season” tends to start in September and last through the end of winter
  • Flu vaccination by nasal spray is sometimes available
  • Flu virus strains change and vaccine protection declines over time, so last year’s vaccine may not protect you from getting sick
  • Get your flu vaccine every year
  • “Healthy” people, without showing symptoms, still can get sick, carry the flu virus, or spread the flu to someone else
  • You can’t get the flu from getting the flu vaccine

Learn more

Think you already have the flu?

  • See your healthcare provider or visit an urgent care clinic right away
  • You may be prescribed an antiviral drug to help reduce the severity and duration of the flu

To find a doctor:

  • Use our Find a Doctor service
  • Call us at 800-477-6931 (TTY: 711)

We also can help you set up and get to your appointments. Visit our Transportation page to learn more.

1Influenza (Flu). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. https://www.cdc.gov/flu/ Last accessed April 4, 2023.

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