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Getting The Flu Shot

Flu shots will soon be available!

Here are a few FAQs to help you better understand getting your flu shot this flu season.


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

A.   Yes!  Most pharmacies are giving flu shots alongside COVID-19 boosters.  

Q.   When can the general public (i.e. not high risk) get the flu shot?

A.    Flu shots will be available to the general public as of October 30th, 2023.

Q.   Who needs high dose vaccine?

A.   Anyone who is 65 OR OVER qualifies for high-dose vaccine based upon availability. 


Q.   Who is “high risk”?

A.    You are considered high risk if you say YES to any one of the following:  Adults 65 years or older, residents of nursing homes or other chronic care facilities, children over 6 months of age and over with chronic health conditions, pregnant women, children 6 months to 59 months of age, healthcare workers


Q.   If I am “high risk” do I qualify for high dose?

A.   Not unless you are over 65.  Otherwise, you will receive the regular flu vaccine. You just qualify to receive it sooner than the general population (sooner than November 1st).


Q.   High dose vs. regular vaccine.  What’s the difference or benefit?

A.   High dose vaccine improves the immune response and improves how well the vaccine works compared to the standard dose.  If the high dose vaccine is not available, you will be given the standard dose.   


Our closing piece of advice: 

Any flu shot is better than NO flu shot.     Get one – get it anywhere it is convenient for you.

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