Having a bad case of the flu — and the chills, aches, and fever that come with it — can really put a damper on your winter fun. But thankfully, there's a way to lower your chances of that happening.
"A flu shot is your best protection against catching the flu," says Al Ray, MD, Chair of the Flu Immunization Task Force at Kaiser Permanente. The flu virus changes often, and the protection from the vaccine only lasts for about a year. That's why you should get a flu shot every year, preferably in the fall.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that all adults, and children 6 months and older, get vaccinated against the flu. The shots are safe and won’t make you sick. And getting vaccinated doesn't just help protect you. It also helps make sure you don't spread the flu to other people.
We're now offering flu shot clinics at most of our facilities for members. Check online to find phone numbers, dates, and locations, and then head on over to get vaccinated.Back to top
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