What to Know about Flu Season 2021

Reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like the flu, is more important than ever this year due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic. The time to get your flu shot is now!

9Health:365 and Safeway/Albertsons will be providing free flu shots or flu shot vouchers at most 9Health Fairs this fall. We recommend making a reservation, since flu shots will be in limited supply. Find a 9Health Fair near you: https://9health365.org/health-fairs/fair-result

Who Should Get the Flu Shot?

According to the CDC, everyone 6 months and older should receive a yearly flu vaccine. Those most at risk for the flu virus include:

-Children under the age of 5

-Adults over the age of 65

-Pregnant women

-People with certain medical conditions

If you have questions about if you should get the flu shot or not, talk with your health care provider.

Can I get a flu shot and COVID-19 shot at the same time?

Yes! The CDC says, “flu vaccines and COVID-19 vaccines can be given at the same time.” At most of our upcoming Health Fairs, you will have the opportunity to receive your flu shot (or a flu voucher) and your COVID-19 vaccine, if you have not received your first or second dose. Supplies are limited. Check our website to see if a Health Fair near you will be offering flu shots: https://9health365.org/health-fairs/fair-result

Again, 9Health:365 and Safeway/Albertsons are making it easy and affordable for you and your loved ones to get a flu shot. Get a free flu shot at a 9Health Fair this fall: https://9health365.org/health-fairs/fair-result