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)
- As a Humana Medicaid member, your yearly flu vaccine is free
- Even healthy people should get the vaccine – “Healthy” people, without showing symptoms, can still get sick, carry the flu virus, or spread the flu to someone else
- Get your flu vaccine every year – Flu virus strains change and vaccine protection declines over time, so last year’s vaccine may not protect you from getting sick
- You can’t get the flu from getting the flu vaccine
- 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
- Flu vaccination by nasal spray is sometimes available
Don’t wait! Ask your doctor or your child’s doctor, if you have a child, for the flu vaccine today.
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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
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- Call us at 1-800-477-6931 (TTY: 711)
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1Influenza (Flu). Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. , opens new window. Last accessed June 23, 2020.