Published: December 6, 2021
During National Influenza Vaccination week (Dec 5-10), it’s a good time to get your flu shot. Adults and children age can get an annual flu vaccine, but especially people at higher risk.
This time of year, the spread of respiratory illness, such as the flu and COVID-19, surges. Getting your vaccine – whether for seasonal flu, COVID-19 or the booster – helps keep you healthy, enables you to NOT pass on to others (especially older family members), and of course, lets you take part of festivities! When you get a flu shot, it takes about two weeks to build up antibodies.
Schedule a flu shot, COVID-19 vaccine and/or booster today:
- Go to MyTurn.ca.gov - CDC notes that you can get both a flu and COVID-19 vaccine at the same time. Visit their webpage for more FAQs and information.
- Use WHA’s flu shot finder flyer for our medical groups and phone numbers, as they may have special walk-in clinics with vaccines available.
- Call/visit your local in-network pharmacy*. For anyone nine years of age and older, WHA’s participating pharmacies will give flu shots with a zero copay. *
Now, any adult over age 18 can get the COVID-19 booster. Bring your vaccination card with you. CDC says if you got a Pfizer or Moderna, you can get either of these for your booster shot based on your own preference or availability. If you got the Johnson & Johnson (J&J) vaccine, you should boost with a second dose of J&J or a single dose of Pfizer or Moderna.
(*OptumRx manages pharmacy care services for WHA members. If you are unsure where to go, search for an in-network pharmacy near you).