Stay proactive in safeguarding yourself and your loved ones during flu season by getting the recommended flu shot, especially if you're 65 or older. This simple step not only offers enhanced protection against the flu but can also decrease the severity and duration of any potential illness.
For better protection against flu, the CDC recommends people 65 or older get one of the higher-dose flu vaccines, if available.
Good news! Medicare ensures that the flu shot is completely covered and comes at no cost to you. Moreover, individuals with Medicare Part D (drug coverage) can now enjoy additional coverage for various vaccines, including shingles and whooping cough, among others.
- The flu shot can help prevent getting the flu, and it also reduces the risk of severe flu-related complications.
- The flu shot is recommended annually for everyone six months and older, generally available starting in the fall months.
- It's essential to get a new flu vaccine each year as the influenza virus changes from season to season.
- The flu vaccine is typically safe for most individuals, but it's always best to talk to your doctor if you have any concerns.