Getting an annual flu shot is a simple step to protecting your health. You can get a flu shot at doctor offices, health departments, CVS MinuteClinics or from immunizing pharmacists. The seasonal influenza (flu) vaccine provides protection against H1N1 and two other types of flu viruses. Check with your doctor to determine the best time to schedule your flu shot.
Pneumonia is a serious complication of the flu. The pneumonia shot is recommended for people age 65 or older or anyone with a chronic illness or weakened immune system. You may only need the pneumonia shot once in your lifetime. However, some people may need to get a booster shot after 5 years. Talk to your doctor to find out if you need a pneumonia shot. If you are a Blue Medicare HMO member, you must get your pneumonia shot from your in-network Primary Care Provider.
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The information on this page is current as of 10/1/2013.
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