Get the flu shot – not the flu

Protect yourself, your family and our community from the flu by getting your flu shot. It helps everyone – including those who can’t get the flu vaccine – stay as healthy as possible as we continue to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Although we had a lighter flu season last year, we expect that the flu may be more prevalent this year since COVID-19 restrictions are more relaxed. Getting a flu shot will also help protect you from getting both COVID-19 and the flu at the same time.

Flu shots are now available at HonorHealth Medical Group locations. Many clinics are accepting walk-ins, but a few of our smaller clinics will require appointments. Please call your provider’s office for more information.

 

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Flu FAQs

How much will a flu shot cost?

A: Flu shots are covered by most insurance plans. Check with your insurer to understand if your flu shot is covered. If you don’t have insurance or it’s not covered, we offer self-pay options.

Where can I get a flu shot?

A: You can make an appointment to get a flu shot at any HonorHealth primary care location. Flu shots are also available at local pharmacies or through the health department. You may want to check with your employer to see if they are offering them this year.

Who should get a flu shot?

A: The CDC recommends that everyone six months of age and older should get a flu shot every year. There are some exceptions, like those who have life-threatening allergies to the flu vaccine or certain health conditions. Talk to your HonorHealth provider if you have any questions about the flu vaccine.

Will a flu shot prevent me from getting COVID-19?

A: The flu shot won't prevent you from getting COVID-19. However, it will help protect you from getting COVID-19 and the flu at the same time. If there are fewer cases of the flu, it will also help reduce the strain on our healthcare workers and facilities. Learn more about COVID-19 vaccines.

Can I get a flu shot at the same time as a COVID-19 vaccine?

A: Yes. You no longer need to wait 14 days between a COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccinations. Experience with other vaccines has shown that the way our bodies develop protection, known as an immune response, after getting vaccinated and possible side effects of vaccines are generally the same when given alone or with other vaccines. Learn more about the timing of other vaccines here.

When should I get the flu shot?

A: Early fall (right now!) is the best time to get a flu shot. You should get a flu vaccine before flu viruses begin spreading in our community, since it takes about two weeks for the vaccine to protect you against the flu.


 

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