Did you know that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends getting an annual flu shot by the end of October for everyone six months and older? If you have Marketplace health insurance, a provider in your plan’s network will give you a flu shot for free. Here are three more reasons to get your flu shot:


These are three compelling reasons to get a flu shot

  • It protects your family and friends: In addition to keeping you well, getting vaccinated protects those around you, especially those who are more susceptible to illness, such as babies, children, and the elderly.
  • It’s a modest step towards good health and well-being: By avoiding the flu, you may end up seeing fewer doctors and missing less work or school.
  • Nobody enjoys getting sick: The flu vaccine can help protect you from the flu’s unpleasant side effects, such as fever, chills, and weariness.


The CDC has further information on the 2021 flu season.