Getting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself, your family and your community from flu. A flu vaccine this season can also help reduce the burden on our healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic and save medical resources for care of COVID-19 patients. September and October are good times to get a flu vaccine.
Know the Key Facts About Flu Vaccine
Learn the facts. CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older gets a flu vaccine. Find answers to common questions about flu vaccine this season.
How to Prevent Flu
CDC recommends 3 actions to prevent flu.
- Get a flu vaccine,
- Practice everyday preventive actions, and
- Take antiviral medication to treat flu if your doctor prescribes them.
This season follow these prevention actions, along with additional
People Who are High Risk for Flu Complications
Young children, pregnant women, people 65 years and older, and people with certain chronic health conditions are among those at high risk for flu complications.