Stay healthy this flu season! Get your flu shot today!
Influenza (flu) is a respiratory illness caused by influenza viruses that infect the nose, throat and sometimes the lungs. The flu spreads easily and can cause mild to severe illness, at times may even lead to death. The best way to prevent flu, and stay healthy, is by getting a flu vaccine (shot) each year.
This year, it’s more important than ever to get vaccinated against the flu. The flu vaccine can keep you, your family and your friends from getting the flu during the COVID-19 pandemic and help keep our hospitals from being overwhelmed. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) recommends everyone aged six months and older to get a flu vaccine, especially through the winter months when the flu is most likely to spread. An annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your chances of getting the seasonal flu and spreading it to others. For more than 50 years, hundreds of millions of Americans have safely received seasonal flu vaccines.
Talk to your doctor about vaccinations that are right for you. Molina members can get their flu shot at no cost. Contact your primary care provider, pharmacy or find a clinic event in your area.
Are vaccinations safe?
Vaccines are safe and effective. Since vaccines are given to millions of healthy people to prevent serious diseases, they are held to very high safety standards. Every licensed and recommended vaccine goes through years of safety testing, including:
- Testing and evaluations are done before the vaccine is licensed by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and recommended for use by the CDC
- Monitoring the vaccine’s safety after it is recommended for infants, children or adults
The government tests every vaccine before approving it for use. They continue to monitor its safety if the vaccine is in use.
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