Have you had your Flu Shot?

Everyone six months of age and older should get a flu shot (as long as you don’t have a severe allergy to any of the ingredients). Certain people have a higher risk of developing complications if they contract the flu, including:

  • Pregnant women
  • Children under 5 years old
  • Adults ages 65 or older
  • People who have chronic health conditions, such as diabetes, heart disease or asthma

Check with your doctor or a walk-in clinic or pharmacy to find out if they are offering flu shots. (If you have an HMO plan, ask your primary care physician where to go). To find a flu shot provider visit the BlueCross Blue Shield Blue Access for Members or Express Scripts website.

The CDC says most people who are six months or older should get a yearly flu shot. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for the shot to protect against flu virus infection. So don’t wait until peak flu season to get your shot. Get it as soon as it is available. Learn more about the flu vaccine from the CDC website.

Getting a flu shot may count towards one of your Two-Step Wellness Program activities. Log into WebMD ONE and view your Two-Step Wellness Program status.

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