Flu vaccine is your best protection against the flu.
Everyone 6 months and older needs a flu vaccine each year. Flu vaccine is especially important this year because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Widespread flu vaccination will reduce the spread of flu during the COVID pandemic and prevent serious illness as much as possible. It can also reduce the chances of people becoming infected with both flu and COVID-19 at the same time.
Some people can develop serious and potentially life threatening complications from the flu. It's very important that people who are more likely to experience serious complications from the flu get their vaccine:
People with chronic health problems
Protect yourself and your community by making a plan to get your flu vaccine today! If you have insurance, flu vaccine is available for no-cost at many pharmacies and health care providers. If you don't have insurance, see below for some no-cost options from community partners and the Health Department.
Getting a flu shot is quick and safe! Check out our Health Officer, Jimena Loveluck, getting her flu shot in the video below.
Use this website to search for flu vaccine providers near you! You can search by location and flu shot type (e.g. nasal spray, flu shot for those 65+, egg free, flu shot for children, etc.).
Ask your health care provider or pharmacy
Children under 19 years old who are Medicaid-eligible, uninsured, underinsured, American Indian, or Alaska Native, may be eligible for the Vaccines for Children (VFC) program. An interactive map displaying VFC provider information is available here.