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A flu shot protects you & those you love

Aetna® is a CVS Health® company, which means we’re proud to recommend CVS Pharmacy® locations for your flu shot. And it’s safe to get your bivalent COVID-19 booster at the same time. Both vaccines are covered with an Aetna medical plan.

The flu shot is safe and effective

The flu shot is safe and effective

Did you know the flu shot prevents tens of thousands of hospitalizations each year?1 It’s why everyone six months and older should get their annual flu shot, with few exceptions.2 The flu is a serious respiratory illness caused by the influenza virus. It’s more common in the winter when most of us are indoors. But the flu season actually starts in early fall and can last until April or May. It’s important to get your flu shot before the season hits. This gives you the best shot at protecting yourself and your family.

Common flu symptoms

Common flu symptoms

The flu can cause some, many or all these symptoms:


  • Fever or feeling feverish/chills
  • Cough
  • Sore throat
  • Runny or stuffy nose
  • Muscle or body aches
  • Headaches
  • Fatigue


Some people — mostly kids — may also experience vomiting and diarrhea.

Legal notices

Aetna®, CVS Pharmacy, Inc. and MinuteClinic, LLC (which either operates or provides certain management support services to MinuteClinic®-branded walk-in clinics) are part of the CVS Health® family of companies. Aetna is the brand name for products and services provided by Aetna Life Insurance Company and its affiliates.

Health benefits and health insurance plans contain exclusions and limitations.

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