Choose Family Over the Flu
Now more than ever, prevent serious illness
No matter who we call family, when we choose to get the influenza (flu) vaccine, we’re protecting them. That’s especially true for those who are at higher risk for a bad case of the flu, like children, older people, and those with underlying risk factors like heart disease, stroke, obesity and diabetes.
Get your flu immunization as soon as possible – and make sure your loved ones get theirs, too. Here are more reasons why you should:
- Catching the flu can weaken your ability to fight off COVID-19.
- A flu shot is clinically proven to reduce your chances of hospitalization.
- Flu shots are quick and administered with COVID safety precautions.
Make time to get a flu shot today!
Help save lives by protecting yourself, your loved ones and your co-workers.
Give it a Shot: The Latest on the Flu & COVID Vaccine
What puts someone at a higher risk for a severe case of the flu? Watch this House Calls clip to find out. Or, check out the full episode link below to get answers to all your flu season questions.
House Calls episodes feature conversations with AHA staff and medical experts on topics important to heart and stroke patients or anyone looking to live a longer, healthier life.
More on COVID-19 and the flu
Wondering if you can get a flu shot at the same time as the COVID-19 vaccine? You can – and here are more resources from the CDC on COVID-19 and the flu.
Flu prevention tips
Avoiding the flu in 2021 is easier than you think, with these simple tips.
Get the flu shot 411 infographic (PDF) | Spanish (PDF)
Don’t give flu a seat at the table postcard (PDF)
The differences and similarities between the flu and COVID-19
This fall, don't forget the flu
Top 6 things you need to know this flu season (PDF)(link opens in new window)
Top health organizations urge flu and COVID-19 vaccinations
Flu and COVID-19 are both serious respiratory illnesses, and people living with chronic lung disease, cancer, heart disease and diabetes are at a higher risk for severe complications.
Heart Insight® e-news
Our monthly e-newsletter delivers helpful articles and the latest news for heart patients and their families.
The American Heart Association's Flu Awareness Campaign is supported by Sanofi Pasteur
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