Learn More About Influenza (Flu)

Frequently Asked Questions

Question #1 Can I get a COVID-19 vaccine at the same time as my flu vaccine? 

Yes! Flu and COVID-19 vaccines can be given at the same time.

Question #2 When is the best time to get a flu vaccine? 

As soon as possible! Ideally, everyone would have their flu shot by the end of October. However, even if you are not able to get vaccinated until November or later, vaccination is still recommended because flu most commonly peaks in February and significant activity can continue into May. Remember, after you are vaccinated your body takes about two weeks to develop antibodies that protect against flu.

Question #3 Is flu vaccine your best protection against the flu?

Everyone 6 months and older needs a flu vaccine each year. Flu vaccine is especially important during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Widespread flu vaccination will reduce the spread of flu and prevent serious illness as much as possible.

It is that time of the year to receive your annual flu vaccine. Getting vaccinated is the most effective way to protect yourself and your loved ones from influenza. We strongly encourage all residents of Cass and Van Buren counties to make it a yearly habit to get their flu shot every autumn. Prioritize the health and well-being of your family.

The Van Buren Cass District Health Department offers vaccines for everyone aged 6 months and older through our Immunization clinic. We also provide flu vaccines through the Vaccines For Children Program (VFC) for uninsured, underinsured, Medicaid-eligible, Alaskan Native, or American Indian children aged 0-18 years.

Additionally, we offer a High Dose flu vaccine specifically designed for individuals aged 65 and older.

Contact your healthcare provider or reach out to the Health Department’s clinical services at 269.740.4155 to obtain additional information, explore your choices, or arrange an appointment for yourself or your child.
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