Flu Vaccine: FAQs

Who should receive the flu shot?
When is the best time to get the flu shot?
When and where can I get the flu shot?
Do I need to be an existing patient at Stanford Health Care to get a flu shot at a Stanford Health Care facility?
Will my insurance cover the flu vaccine?
Is the flu vaccine safe?
Why do I need to get the flu shot every year?
How effective is the flu vaccine?
If I’m feeling sick, should I wait to get my flu vaccine?
What are some side effects of the flu shot?
Can you get the seasonal flu and COVID-19 at the same time?
Will the flu shot protect me against COVID-19?
Who is eligible to receive the nasal-spray flu vaccine?
What can I do to avoid getting the flu and COVID-19?
Is it safer to go to a drive-up clinic to get the flu shot this year?