The Arizona influenza season is slowly approaching, making it a great time to get a flu shot! The influenza virus, often shortened to flu, is a respiratory virus that can cause mild to severe illness. Influenza is spread from person to person by droplets produced through coughing, sneezing, or talking. The best way to prevent influenza is by getting an influenza vaccination every year!
Need help finding an influenza vaccine near you? Influenza vaccines are available at local pharmacies, grocery stores, and various retail stores. Specific locations can be found through this vaccine locator, which has options for individuals needing to find egg-free vaccines, a nasal spray substitute, or individuals 65 and older who are eligible to receive a high-dose influenza vaccine.
The influenza vaccine can also be administered at the same time as a COVID-19 vaccination! Find a COVID-19 vaccine and booster near you, and check out our article for frequently asked questions about the new Bivalent COVID-19 booster vaccine!