Flu Shot: What You Need to Know and Where to Get the Vaccine

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Influenza is a lot more serious than many people realize, killing 80,000 individuals during the 2017 to 2018 flu season in the United States. Pregnant women and individuals with heart disease, respiratory conditions like asthma and HIV are all at greater risk of developing life-threatening complications from the flu. Getting a flu shot is one of the most effective ways to protect yourself from this nasty disease. The good news is the flu shot is covered by most healthcare plans, so you typically pay nothing or very little.