The flu vaccine: What you need to know this year

The facts are simple: Getting a flu shot every year decreases your chances of getting the flu — and you’re less likely to be hospitalized or die from it.

There are a few updates for the 2022-23 flu season that we should be paying attention to, according to the Centers for Disease Control. Here are the top three:

Bottom line: Getting a flu shot will help protect your health and the people you care about. Now let’s bust some common myths about getting the flu vaccine, with some help from our friends at the CDC.


Make time to get a flu shot today!

Help save lives by protecting yourself, your loved ones and your co-workers.

Are you in a high-risk category for severe flu complications?

Did you know that age and chronic health conditions put you at a higher risk for a severe case of the flu?

Watch this House Calls clip to learn more.

More on COVID-19 and the flu

Wondering if you can get a flu shot at the same time as the COVID-19 vaccine? You can – and here are more resources from the CDC on COVID-19 and the flu.

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Where can I get a flu shot today?

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