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.

woman receiving flu vaccination

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.


Sanofi Pasteur logo

The American Heart Association's Flu Awareness Campaign is supported by Sanofi Pasteur

Where can I get a flu shot today?

Find resources near you: