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Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Information

The best way to protect yourself and your family against the flu is to get vaccinated. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine each year. Flu vaccination can reduce your risk of getting sick and prevent you from spreading the virus to your loved ones. Anyone can get sick from the flu but people who are at greater risk for serious flu complications such as older adults, people with chronic health conditions, and young children should get vaccinated to reduce the risk of hospitalization or even death.

Fact: People with the flu can spread it to others up to about 6 ft away through coughs and sneezes!

Resources for Finding Flu Vaccine Near You

CVS Minute Clinic - Practitioners are available to provide seasonal flu vaccine for adults and children 18 months or older and high dose flu vaccine for adults 65 years or older.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Information Statements (Vis)
- Provide an explanation to the benefits and risks of the flu vaccine and available in multiple languages

Influenza (Flu) Vaccine (Live Attenuated)
Influenza (Flu) Vaccine (Inactivated or Recombinant)

Pneumococcal Vaccine Information
Pneumococcal Vaccine Information Statements (Vis)
- Provide an explanation to the benefits and risks of the pneumococcal vaccine and available in multiple languages

Pneumococcal conjugate (PCV13)
Pneumococcal polysaccharide (PPSV)

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