The flu vaccine: What you need to know this year

The facts are simple: Getting a flu shot every year decreases your chances of getting the flu — and you’re less likely to be hospitalized or die from it.

There are a few updates for the 2022-23 flu season that we should be paying attention to, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Here are the top three:

Bottom line: Getting a flu shot will help protect your health and the people you care about. Now let’s bust some common myths (also available as a Spanish PDF) about getting the flu vaccine, with some help from our friends at the CDC.


Make time to get a flu shot today!

Help save lives by protecting yourself, your loved ones and your co-workers.

Are you in a high-risk category for severe flu complications?

Did you know that age and chronic health conditions put you at a higher risk for a severe case of the flu?

Watch this House Calls clip to learn more.

More on COVID-19 and the flu

Wondering if you can get a flu shot at the same time as the COVID-19 vaccine? You can – and here are more resources from the CDC on COVID-19 and the flu.

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Where can I get a flu shot today?

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