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Flu shot resources

Protection from the flu

Each year, the seasonal flu shot is one of the best ways to prevent the flu - and this year is no exception. It is recommended by the CDC1 to take this preventive measure to protect your health and ease the burden on doctors' offices and hospitals. 

It's easy. 

Flu vaccinations have a good safety record, and provide an added layer of protection for you and those you care about. Our network physicians and care centers exercise a high level of precaution for your peace of mind, so you - and your family - can feel safe when receiving your vaccination. And with your Sutter Health I Aetna plan, you can get the flu vaccination at little or no cost.2

Frequently asked questions and resources

Q. Who should get a flu vaccine?

A. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)1 recommends everyone 6 months and older get the flu vaccine. It is very important for people at higher risk of developing serious flu complications to get the flu vaccine. This includes health care workers and caregivers of children younger than 6 months.

Q. What should I do if I have flu symptoms?

A. Stay home and avoid contact with other people (except to get medical care, of course). Flu symptoms include fever, muscle aches, chills, cough, sore throat, fatigue and headache. Contact your doctor if your symptoms worsen.

Q. Where can I get my flu shot?

A. You can get your free or low-cost2 flu shot at any of the following locations. Visit one of the websites below or log in to your member portal to find a location closest to you.

CVS PharmacyTM

Sutter Walk-In Care

Heal Doctor House Calls

1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention flu shot information page. cdc.gov/flu/season

2Not all health services are covered. See plan documents for a complete description of benefits, exclusions, limitations and conditions of coverage. You may be able to receive a flu shot with no out-of-pocket costs to you. Check with your employer to see which option you are eligible for. 

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