Protect Yourself from the Flu

Why should I get the flu shot?
The flu is a serious contagious disease spread by coughing, sneezing, and nasal secretions.  The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) says that everyone 6 months of age and older get the flu vaccine because it is the best protection against this disease!
Can the flu shot give me the flu?
No, the flu shot cannot cause flu illness. The viruses contained in flu shots are inactivated (killed), which means they cannot cause infection.
When should I get one?
Getting a flu shot early in the season is your best protection against the flu. Don’t wait until late in the season because you might have already been exposed to the virus.
Where can I get one?
All Priority Partners members can receive a flut shot at their primary care physician’s office this fall. In addition, members 18 years or older can get the flu shot at a community pharmacy. You can get the vaccine even if you can’t get to your doctor’s office. Members who would like to receive flu vaccines at the pharmacy should ask their local pharmacist for availability. 
Are there different types of flu shots?
There are different types of flu shots but the CDC does not recommend any one over another so you should receive whatever is available at your pharmacy or doctor’s office.
How much does it cost? 
If the pharmacy you go to is one of our network pharmacies your flu shot will be free!
If you have questions about the flu, read more about it at www.cdc.gov/flu.