COVID and RSV too!

Get yourself and your family vaccinated! A yearly flu vaccine is the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. #NJFightsFlu

Flu vaccination is recommended annually for those 6 months of age and older. With COVID-19 and RSV creating a triple threat of respiratory illness this season, protecting yourself and your family is more important than ever.

What You Need to Know

  • Flu is a contagious illness that affects the nose, throat and sometimes the lungs. It can cause mild to severe illness, and at times can lead to death.
  • Flu symptoms include: cough, sore throat, runny or stuffy nose, muscle or body aches, headaches, fatigue or tiredness.
  • Flu season runs from fall through spring, with the peak flu activity typically from December through February.
  • Two other respiratory illnesses, COVID-19 and RSV, pose additional threats this fall and winter.
  • Fortunately, there are safe and effective vaccines available for all three illnesses to protect yourself and the people around you.
  • Talk to your doctor or other healthcare professional or your local pharmacist for more information on ways to fight flu – and COVID and RSV too.
Child receiving a shot.

Parents and Children

Understand the importance of flu vaccination for children.

Pregnant person wearing a mask in baby room.

Pregnant Individuals

The flu shot is a critical precaution for pregnant people.

Woman using an inhaler.

Chronic Conditions

The flu is riskier for those with certain chronic health conditions.

Doctor giving a female senior citizen a shot.

Older Adults

Older adults are especially vulnerable to serious flu illness.

Doctor about to administer a shot to a female patient.

Healthcare Professionals

The flu shot protects healthcare professionals and their patients.

Two doctors wearing masks and healthcare protective wear.

Preparedness Teams

The flu shot is vital for healthcare preparedness and response.