You cannot get the flu from the flu shot.
The flu vaccine can reduce your risk of getting sick by 50%. Add washing your hands and wearing a mask, and your risks are even lower.
For little to no cost, you can protect yourself from the flu.
Wash your hands
Wear a mask
Get a flu shot
Flu shot facts
The flu shot has a 50-year history of good safety records. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Food and Drug Administration routinely check the safety of all vaccines, including the flu vaccine.
It’s possible to have COVID-19 and the flu at the same time, but getting your flu shot can help you reduce the severity of symptoms and shorten recovery time if that happens.
You can protect those closest to you by getting your flu shot. Since you can pass the flu on to others before you even know you're sick, a flu shot early in the season can help keep your family and community healthy, too.
Flu season runs from October through May. It’s never too late in the season to get your flu shot and reduce your risk of getting sick!
If you’re pregnant, getting your flu shot can reduce your risk of flu-associated acute respiratory infection by about 50%.
Just one flu shot can protect you from the flu virus for up to 6 months.
Are you a Medicaid member? You may have qualify for a no-cost ride to get your flu shot. Learn more about setting up a ride.
How to get there
Are you a Medicaid member? You may qualify for a no-cost ride to the pharmacy to get your flu shot.
If you don't see your state, please contact your health plan.