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Flu season is here. Protect yourself and your family by getting a flu shot!

One of the best things you can do to keep you and your family healthy? Get your flu shot. It makes you less likely to get the flu, and less likely to be seriously sick if you do get it.

How can I get a flu shot if I AM a John Muir Health patient?

Flu shots are now available in our vaccine clinics or many of our primary care and pediatrics provider offices. Schedule in MyChart or by calling your doctor’s office. 

How can I get a flu shot if I’m NOT a John Muir Health patient?

Many local pharmacies and grocery stores are offering flu shots. Check with your health insurance plan to find out the best place for you to go. Or, find a John Muir Health primary care doctor, schedule your first appointment and ask about getting your flu shot.

When is the best time to get a flu shot?

It’s best to get the flu shot now! The CDC recommends that everyone get the flu shot in September or October – but if you haven’t gotten yours yet, it’s not too late.

Who should get a flu shot?

The CDC recommends that everyone age 6 months or older get a flu shot every year.

Is there anyone who shouldn’t get a flu shot?

The only people who shouldn’t get a flu shot are those with severe, life-threatening allergies to the flu vaccine or any of the ingredients in the vaccine. If you are not sure whether the flu shot is okay for you, discuss with your doctor.

What about older adults, who are also at higher risk for Covid-19 and complications of flu?

There is a special flu shot available for adults 65 years and older. This flu shot has an added component that helps to boost the immune response to vaccination. Ask your doctor if this is a good option for you.

Can I get a flu shot, Covid-19 shot and RSV shot at the same time?

It's fine to get your flu vaccine and Covid-19 vaccine at the same time, though keep in mind that it's possible you may not feel well the next day. Because the RSV vaccine is new, however, there is little information on how it might interact with the other two vaccines. It's best to get an RSV vaccine at a separate time from your flu or Covid-19 vaccine.