Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Safety
Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2022-2023 Influenza Season has been published. Related updates to this page are forthcoming. CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older in the United States should get a flu vaccine every season with rare exception. More information about the 2022-2023 flu season is also available.
An annual flu vaccine is the best way to reduce your chances of getting the seasonal flu and spreading it to others. CDC recommends that everyone 6 months of age and older receive an annual flu vaccine. For more than 50 years, hundreds of millions of Americans have safely received seasonal flu vaccines. This page provides links to flu vaccine safety information for patients and health care providers.
Information about flu vaccine safety and vaccine safety monitoring:
Questions and answers on common safety concerns in flu vaccines:
Flu vaccine safety information:
Information on vaccine safety monitoring:
- Vaccine Safety Monitoring
- Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
- Report an Adverse Event to VAERS
Vaccine Information Statements (VIS):