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To learn more, watch a 5-minute video on flu shots by UnitedHealthcare Nurse Amy Hertog and view the FAQs below:
What if I got a COVID-19 shot recently? Do I need to wait for my flu shot?
No. You can get your flu shot right away - no waiting period.
Where can I get a flu shot?
You can go to your network physician's office, pharmacies, convenience clinics and some grocery stores.
Who should get the flu shot?
Everyone over 6 years old, including those vaccinated last year.
Will the flu vaccine protect me from COVID-19?
No. It does not offer protection against the COVID-19 virus, only against flu.
Why bother? I never get the flu.
It protects you and others who can get sick from you, especially those at high risk for complications.
Will I be exposed to getting sick by going out to get a shot?
Plan ahead. Make an appointment, wash your hands before and after, and wear a mask.
How much does a flu shot cost?
There is no cost to you under the County health plan.
Can the flu shot make me sick?
The flu shot cannot cause the flu but you can feel mild side effects.
How long does it take for the flu shot to work?
It takes about two weeks for your body to develop antibodies to the flu after getting the shot.
If I have flu-like symptoms, how can I know if it's the flu or COVID-19?
The loss of taste/smell may indicate COVID-19 but the only way to really know is to get tested.
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