Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Safety
exclamation square light iconGetting a flu vaccine is more important than ever during 2020-2021 to protect yourself and the people around you from flu, and to help reduce the strain on healthcare systems responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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 VAERSexternal icon
Vaccine Information Statements (VIS):