What is Flu Vaccination?

The flu, or influenza, is a common illness caused by the influenza virus. It is contagious and can easily be spread. Symptoms include fever, cough, headache, runny or stuffy nose, fatigue, sore throat, body ache, nausea and vomiting, and watery eyes.

Prevention is key when it comes to the flu. Vaccines are available, especially during the flu season, and it's a good idea to get vaccinated early. There are several types of vaccination that cover different strains, and options like nasal sprays if you'd rather not get a shot. Also know that if you do get the flu, there are medications that can lessen the severity and duration.

Savings Tips for Flu Vaccination

  • Flumist Nasal Spray Pulled from Pharmacies

    June 30, 2016

    In the middle of summer, flu season may seem far off. Believe it or not though, most pharmacies will start to receive their shipments of flu vaccines beginning in August, only a couple of months from now.

    This year that shipment will be missing one of its key players: Flumist nasal spray. The nasal spray option has been pulled from pharmacies, and will not be available for the 2016 – 2017 flu season. See More

  • New High-Dose Flu Vaccine for 2016

    December 18, 2015

    For the 2015 – 2016 flu season, there was only one type of high-dose flu shot available. However, next year a new high-dose vaccine, Fluad, will offer another option.

    Isn’t one kind of high-dose vaccine enough? Not always. Later in flu season, you can still get vaccinated, but pharmacies may run out of the less common kinds of flu vaccine—like the nasal spray, small needle, or the high-dose shot. See More

  • 8 Answers to Your Flu Shot Questions

    December 02, 2015

    As the end of the year gets closer, you may have already caught a cold or another bug from work or school—but you’ll want to be extra careful to protect yourself from the flu. Flu season can begin as early as October, but it tends to peak at this time of year—from December to February.
    To keep yourself from getting sick, it’s best to get the flu vaccine as early as possible, but as long as the flu virus is circulating, it isn’t too late. See More

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Note: Popularity is based on total prescriptions for the brand and generic versions of each drug, regardless of the condition being treated. Some drugs are prescribed for multiple conditions.

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