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Influenza (Flu) Vaccine Safety

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 about flu vaccine safety and vaccine safety monitoring:

Questions and answers on common safety concerns in flu vaccines:

Information about flu:

Information for Health care Providers

Flu vaccine safety information:

Information on vaccine safety monitoring:

Vaccine Information Statements (VIS):