Influenza or flu vaccines (often called “flu shots”) are vaccines that protect against the four influenza viruses that are common around flu season.
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Why Do I Need a Flu Shot?
We recommend that those who are 6 months and older in the United States should get an influenza (flu) vaccine every season with rare exceptions. CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices has made this “universal” recommendation since the 2010-2011 flu season. Factors that can determine a person’s suitability for vaccination, or vaccination with a particular vaccine, include a person’s age, health (current and past) and any allergies to flu vaccine or its components.
Is this Vaccine Approved for Children?
Yes, anyone who is 6 months and older.
Is this Vaccine Safe?
Yes, however let us know if you have any allergies or health complications.
What are the Side Effects of the Flu Shot?
Common side effects from a flu shot:
- Muscle Aches