The single best way to protect against the flu is to get vaccinated each year. Vaccination is particularly important for people who are at high risk for serious flu complications from influenza. Since flu season for Nebraskans is between November and April, October is a great month to schedule your seasonal influenza vaccine. Visit the CDC website to learn more about who should get the flu shot.
For more information about the flu vaccine, please visit our immunizations page.
High-risk individuals for flu complications
Start with your primary care provider or where you regularly receive medical care. They may be able to administer the vaccine and provide information about its risks and benefits with a trusted partner. Also, local health departments often provide seasonal influenza vaccines, contact your local health department. Finally, retail pharmacies accept insurance that may cover the vaccine costs and can be the seasonal influenza vaccine.
To easily find an accessible flu vaccine near you, please visit vaccine finder.
Serious respiratory illnesses like influenza, respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), and whooping cough are spread by: