A nurse or other trained health professional will give you or your child this vaccine. This vaccine is given as a shot into one of your muscles or into your skin, usually in the shoulder area.
Sometimes there is not enough flu vaccine for everyone. If this happens and you are a healthy adult, you might need to wait until later in the flu season before getting your vaccination.
You need to get the flu vaccine every year to protect you from the flu.
Some children may need a second dose of the vaccine. If your child needs a second dose of this medicine, it is very important for your child to receive the second dose on schedule. If you must cancel the appointment, make another appointment as soon as possible.