The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends everyone 6 months and older get a flu shot every year by the end of October. Getting a flu shot is the best way to protect yourself and your loved ones from the flu and its potentially serious complications. With Marketplace insurance, immunizations are a covered preventive care benefit. This means your flu shot is free from a provider in your plan’s network.

3 ways the flu shot helps support healthy families

  • It’s a simple way to protect yourself and your loved ones. Every year, the flu vaccine prevents millions of illnesses and flu-related doctor visits.
  • It helps protect people with certain chronic conditions, like heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes from serious illness and hospitalization.
  • Getting a flu shot during pregnancy helps provide protection during and after pregnancy. It also helps protect the baby from the flu for several months after birth.

Learn more about the benefits of getting a flu shot from the CDC.