How To Get Your Flu Vaccine
Intermountain flu clinicsClick the link below to find an Intermountain flu clinic location near you. Some locations accept walk-ins and call-ahead options, while others may require an appointment.
Doctor appointmentsCall your primary care physician’s office to schedule a flu vaccine appointment. If you already have an upcoming visit with your doctor, you may receive your flu vaccine then.
Pharmacy or health department
Call or visit your local pharmacy or health department to get your flu vaccine.
The flu vaccine is recommended for those 6 months and older. Annual flu vaccines are covered by most health insurance plans, including Medicare Part B and D and Medicaid. Check with your insurance provider for any restrictions that may apply.
What is the difference between COVID-19 and influenza?
Influenza (the flu) and COVID-19, the illness caused by the coronavirus that's led to the current pandemic, are both infectious respiratory illnesses. Although the symptoms of COVID-19 and the flu can look similar, the two illnesses are caused by different viruses. Research so far indicates that COVID-19 spreads more easily and has a higher death rate than the flu.
- COVID-19: Caused by one virus, the novel 2019 coronavirus, now called severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2.
- Influenza: Caused by any of several different types and strains of influenza viruses.
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Seasonal Influenza (Flu)
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It is important to remember that antibiotics won’t help any viral infections. Usually, the infections just need to run their course, so it’s best to just wait and watch. If your viral symptoms get better, and then days later suddenly get worse, you should contact your healthcare provider who can evaluate whether you may have a bacterial infection.
How are the flu and COVID-19 spread?
Both COVID-19 and flu can spread from person-to-person, between people who are in close contact with one another (within about 6 feet). Both are spread mainly by droplets in the air made when people with the illness (COVID-19 or flu) cough, sneeze, or talk. These droplets can be breathed into the mouths or noses of people who are nearby or inhaled into the lungs.
It may be possible that a person can get infected by physical human contact (e.g. shaking hands) or by touching a surface or object that has virus on it and then touching his or her own mouth, nose, or possibly their eyes.
Both flu virus and the virus that causes COVID-19 may be spread to others by people before they begin showing symptoms, by people with very mild symptoms or by people who never develop symptoms (asymptomatic) as well as those who are ill (symptomatic).
Frequently Asked Questions
What is influenza (flu)?
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When should you go back to work or school if you have had the flu?
Why is it important for influenza (flu) vaccines to be given during the COVID-19 pandemic?
Can I have flu and COVID-19 at the same time?
Will a flu vaccine protect me against COVID-19?
If I am pregnant is it safe to get a flu vaccine?
Can I catch the flu from the flu vaccine?
Why do we get an influenza vaccine every year?
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Annual flu vaccines are covered by most health insurance plans, including Medicare Parts B and D as well as Medicaid.
Please check with your insurance provider for questions about your medical benefits coverage.