Vaccination


Everyone aged six months of age and older should receive a flu vaccine as soon as vaccine becomes available. There are several different types of influenza vaccine, including a trivalent (protects against three strains of influenza) and a quadrivalent (protects against four strains of influenza) vaccine. There are vaccines available for use in very young children under 3 years of age, as well as adults aged 65 and older. Please talk to your healthcare provider to see which flu vaccine is best for you. It is especially important for people at increased risk of complications from influenza to be vaccinated. People at increased risk include:

  • Children younger than age 5, especially those younger than 2 years old
  • Adults aged 65 years and older
  • Pregnant women (and women up to 2 weeks postpartum)
  • Residents of nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
  • American Indians and Alaskan Natives
  • People with certain high-risk medical conditions (see list)
  • Health care workers
  • Household contacts and caregivers of children younger than 5 years, (especially those younger than 6 months), adults aged 65 and older, or people with high-risk medical conditions

Seasonal Flu Shots

Get your flu shot today! Many health care providers and pharmacies now have flu vaccine. The Health Department’s flu vaccine locator is undergoing construction to upgrade the system. It will be available soon to help you find a place to get vaccinated. Please check back later.