Flu: Information about the shot and the nasal-spray flu vaccines Announcer: The following presentation is brought to you by the Massachusetts Department of Public Health. Presenter: To avoid catching the flu, the most important thing you can do is get a flu shot or the nasal-spray flu vaccine. (In English, it’s called flu shot or nasal spray flu vaccine.)
Here are four things you need to know about flu vaccine. Listen carefully:
First, flu vaccine is now recommended for everyone older than six months of age.
Second, there are two types of flu vaccine: the flu shot and the nasal-spray. Most people 6 months of age and older can get a flu shot. Any healthy person 2-49 years of age who is not pregnant can get the nasal spray flu vaccine. Some children may need more than one dose.
Third, you need to get flu vaccine every year.
Free vaccine may be available in your community. Call your local health department or log on to: flu.masspro.org/ to find a free clinic.
Thank you for listening and remember the health department is here for you and your family.