The flu vaccine is the safest and most effective way to help protect against flu. It will also help reduce the risk of spreading flu to others.
Getting a flu shot will often protect you from coming down with the flu. And although the flu shot doesn’t always provide total protection, it’s worth getting.
There are many reasons to get a flu shot each year. Below is a summary of the benefits of flu vaccination:
- Keep you from getting sick with the flu.
- It can reduce the risk of flu-associated hospitalization for children, working-age adults, and older adults.
- It is an important preventive tool for people with chronic health conditions.
- It has been associated with lower rates of some cardiac events among people with heart disease, especially among those who had had a cardiac event in the past year.
- Reduce worsening and hospitalization for flu-related chronic lung disease, such as in persons with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.
- It also has been shown in separate studies to be associated with reduced hospitalizations among people with diabetes.
- Helps protect women during and after pregnancy.
- Flu vaccination has been shown in several studies to reduce the severity of illness in people who get vaccinated but still get sick.
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* All content published is for general information purposes only and should not be construed as medical advice.