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.