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Protect yourself and others by scheduling your flu shot today.
It's that time of year again to get your annual flu vaccination. The flu is a contagious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus that infects your nose, throat, and lungs. Symptoms include fever, chills, sore throat, muscle aches, fatigue, cough, headache, and a runny or stuffy nose.
Get your flu shot now for the best protectionSeasonal flu is spread by coughing, sneezing, or touching something that is contaminated with the influenza virus. The best way to protect yourself against the virus is to get a flu shot available at your doctor's office, pharmacy, grocery store, or retail clinic.
Flu season usually runs from September to May, but you can get your flu shot at any time. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends that everyone six months of age and older receive a preventive flu shot. It is always best to consult your physician before receiving your flu shot.
Additional health and wellness information
If you're a Highmark member, you have access to a secure, members-only website that provides information about influenza. To access your Highmark member website, select the service region noted on your member ID card. After logging in, select the "Health & Wellness" tab and type "influenza" in the search field.