published to September 17, 2020
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older get their annual flu shot by the end of October. Getting vaccinated can help reduce the spread of flu-related illness, hospitalizations, and even death.
- With Marketplace health insurance, flu shots are free from providers in the plan’s network. Immunization Vaccines are eligible preventive health benefits.
- Babies, children and the elderly are most vulnerable, but no one is immune to the flu.
- Getting vaccinated is more important than ever. As the country battles the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) emergency, getting vaccinated can help reduce illness and protect healthcare resources.
According to the CDC, flu vaccines do not increase your risk of contracting COVID-19. When taking shots, do your best to maintain social distancing, avoid waiting areas, and wear a mask at all times.