Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Safety

Note: “Prevention and Control of Seasonal Influenza with Vaccines: Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices — United States, 2021-2022 Influenza Season” has been published. More information on the upcoming 2021-2022 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 for Patients
Information for Health Care Providers