What are the Benefits of the Flu Shot?Benefits of the flu shot

The flu shot has proven benefits for people of all ages and is your best defense against the influenza virus. Each year, the flu vaccine prevents millions of adults and children from getting sick with this serious and potentially life-threatening virus.

Adult Flu Shots

Several studies have shown that the flu shot provides the safest and most effective form of flu prevention for adults. The flu vaccine reduces your risk of getting the influenza by 40 - 60 percent, according to the CDC.

It is also estimated that the flu shot prevented over 7 million illnesses, 3.7 million medical visits, 109,000 hospitalizations, and 8,000 deaths associated with the influenza virus. (Source: CDC, 2017 - 2018 flu season).

Pediatric Flu Shots

Getting the flu shot also protects your loved ones who are more vulnerable to getting serious flu-related illnesses.