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Get your flu shot. Be a hero.

The FACTS

You can get sick with flu AND COVID-19 this season.

Those with underlying health conditions and age 65+ are most at risk for complications from flu and COVID.

The flu, just like COVID-19, is serious and can sometimes be deadly.

The ACTS

Research

Find out where to get a flu shot.
Psst! Call 612-873-6963 to make an appointment with a Hennepin Healthcare clinic near you.

Get a flu shot

You’re one pain-free poke or mist away from reducing the flu risk for you, loved ones and the community.

Be a hero

How easy was that? Superman and Wonder Woman have got nothing on you!

Everyone needs a flu shot, every year. Get yours today!

Hero-busting some serious villain myths.

  • You cannot get the flu from the flu vaccine – you can get the flu from someone else.
  • The flu vaccine is made with inactivated virus; it is not infectious.
  • You may have been infected with the flu before you got your flu shot or before the vaccine had the chance to take effect (it can take up to 2 weeks).
  • Common reactions to the flu vaccine may include:
    • Soreness, redness, or swelling at the injection site, which generally lasts 1-2 days
    • Low-grade fever, headache, and muscle aches are also possible
  • These reactions are less severe than the symptoms caused by the actual flu.
  • Why take the risk? Up to 20% of Americans get the flu annually.
  • It can take up to 2 weeks to recover, some people end up with complications, such as pneumonia, that can be life-threatening.
  • Even healthy people can get sick enough from the flu where they have to miss school or work – some even end up hospitalized.
  • Even if you get a mild case of the flu, you can pass it on to people you care about, especially those considered high risk like adults over the age of 65+ or those with underlying health conditions.
  • If not for yourself, get a flu shot to help protect others.
  • Vaccine effectiveness can vary – however, recent studies show that the flu vaccine reduces the risk of the flu by about 50 to 60%
  • Even when there’s not a good viral strain match, the vaccine can still help offer some protection.
  • Vaccination may result in a milder case of the flu and help prevent serious complications.

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