The simple answer is absolutely yes! Right now!
The only exceptions would be children under 6 months or people with severe, life-threatening allergies to flu vaccine.
The vaccine does not offer 100% protection because there are so many variations of the flu, and it is constantly mutating to create more. Each season the vaccine is reformulated to meet the challenges of that season.
And, to dispel the other favorite argument… a flu shot cannot and will not “give you the flu”. The flu vaccines cause antibodies to develop in the body about two weeks after vaccination. These antibodies provide protection against viruses that are in the vaccine. (Center for Disease Control Prevention)
A flu shot takes but seconds, does not require an appointment, and is covered by most insurance.
If you would like to be more proactive about your and your family’s health, you may be interested in reading more about Primary Care in Naples.