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Flu Shot - Frequently Asked Questions

1. Who can get the flu shot?

Everyone can benefit from getting the flu shot. It is strongly recommended that people 6 months and older get the flu shot.

The following are individuals at greatest risk of flu illness complications:

We highly recommend health care providers and individuals working or living with persons with chronic health conditions get the flu shot.

2. Who should not get the flu shot?

3. What kind of flu shot will I get?

4. Will the flu shot make me sick? 

The answer is NO

5. I received the flu shot last year. Do I need to get another one?

The answer is YES

6. When should I get the flu shot?

Flu season is usually during the months of December to May. Flu shots are typically available starting in November to allow for vaccination before flu season begins.

7. What else can I do to protect myself from getting the flu or spreading it to others?

8. Can I get the flu shot and my COVID-19 vaccine at the same time?

Anyone aged 5 years of age and older can get the flu shot and the COVID-19 vaccine without needing to wait. 

If a child is under the age of 5, COVID-19 vaccines should be given 14 days before or after a different vaccine (that includes flu shots).

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