People who are 65 and older are at high risk of having serious health complications from the flu. Now more than ever, everyone needs to do their part to prevent the spread of illnesses like the flu.
Because of COVID-19, fewer people are getting vaccines which puts their communities at greater risk for other preventable diseases. When people with Medicare get the flu shot, it helps protect and keeps them from spreading the flu to others.
Medicare covers the cost of the flu shot, which is available at most health care provider offices, local pharmacies, senior centers, health centers, and other places in the community. This year, CMS is developing many new flu vaccination resources for people with Medicare, partners, providers, and others who can share our message. Please use our resources to encourage people with Medicare get their flu shot so they and their communities can stay healthy.