Getting your annual flu shot is even more important this year with COVID-19 spreading, too.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends that everyone six months of age and older (with rare exceptions) get a flu shot before flu season is in full swing. Don’t wait for winter weather — September and October are optimal times to be vaccinated against the flu.
We’re offering flu shots by appointment at the health department. Click the button below to schedule your appointment.
313 S. Liberty Street
Independence, MO 64050
Monday – Friday
8:00am – 4:00pm
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I get a flu shot and a COVID-19 vaccine at the same time?
Yes, according to the CDC, the flu and COVID-19 vaccines can be safely administered at the same time. Whether you’re getting your first, second, additional, or booster COVID-19 vaccine, you can receive your flu shot at the same time.
When's the best time to get my flu shot?
September and October are generally good times to receive your annual flu shot. Ideally, everyone should be vaccinated by the end of October.
Will a flu vaccine protect me against COVID-19?
Flu vaccines are not designed to protect against COVID-19. Flu vaccination reduces the risk of flu illness, hospitalization and death in addition to other important benefits.
Likewise, getting a COVID-19 vaccine is the best protection against COVID-19, but those vaccines are not designed to protect against flu. Visit the CDC’s Frequently Asked Questions page for information about COVID-19 vaccinations.