CDHD offers flu vaccine for children six months old through 18 years old. We do not offer adult flu vaccine.
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About two weeks after vaccination, antibodies develop that protect against influenza virus infection. Flu vaccines will not protect against flu-like illnesses caused by non-influenza viruses.
October or November is the best time to get vaccinated, but getting vaccinated in December or even later can still be beneficial since most influenza activity occurs in January or later in most years. Though it varies, flu season can last as late as May.
Everyone 6 months and older is recommended for annual flu vaccination with rare exception. As of the 2016-2017 season, CDC recommends use of injectable flu vaccines — inactivated influenza vaccine (or IIV) or the recombinant influenza vaccine (RIV). The nasal spray flu vaccine (live attenuated influenza vaccine or LAIV) should not be used at this time.
The CDC provides a list of all people recommended to get a flu vaccine, who can and can’t get the flu shot and who should take precautions or talk to their doctor or other health care professional before vaccination. Learn More
Talk to your health care provider if you have any questions regarding which flu vaccine is best for you and your family.
Some people should not be vaccinated without first consulting a physician. They include:
If you have questions about whether you should get a flu vaccine, consult your health care provider.