Seasonal Flu Vaccine Information
About the Seasonal Flu Vaccine
Flu season is here! According to the CDC, the main flu season starts in October and runs through May, with the peak occurring between the months of December and February. The Caroline Health Department offers seasonal flu vaccine clinics throughout the season. Vaccines are free to the public.
While most people who get the flu have a mild case, it can be quite dangerous for children, older adults, and those with other medical conditions. The potential to be infected by COVID-19 at the same time as seasonal flu also creates an increased risk.
Annual flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months and older.
New this season is a preferential recommendation for the use of higher dose and adjuvanted flu vaccines in people 65 and older over standard dose, unadjuvanted flu vaccines.
Our clinics will provide the correct vaccine based upon the patient age using your registration information. You do not need to register for a specific variation.
There are many different flu viruses, and they are constantly changing. The composition of U.S. flu vaccines is reviewed annually and updated as needed. The recommendations for the 2022-2023 season include two updates compared with the recommended composition of last season’s U.S. flu vaccines.