Flu Information


Yale New Haven Health is committed to keeping you safe and healthy this flu season.

Learn about the difference between flu symptoms and COVID-19 symptoms, where to get a flu shot and what to do if you get sick.
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Flu Symptoms and When To Get Your Shot

The peak of flu season may be months away, but you can protect yourself now by getting a flu shot. That step is more important than ever because it can be hard to differentiate the flu from COVID-19.

Flu Vaccine Safety

Known for its own pandemic nearly a century ago, influenza spreads easily through respiratory droplets and can have serious and even deadly outcomes. But unlike COVID-19, experts have already spent decades developing a safe and effective flu vaccine.

Flu Vaccine Locations

With this year’s concerns around COVID-19, it’s more important than ever to get vaccinated. For the safety of our communities, flu shots are now available by appointment only.

Flu Prevention for Seniors

Every year, the flu season can be a dangerous time for seniors. With cases of COVID-19 on the rise, it’s more important than ever to take flu safety seriously.

Flu Safety For Kids

This year’s flu season may be more complicated, as cases of COVID-19 continue to spread. Families can prepare by getting a flu shot, following infection prevention protocols and by keeping kids home when they get sick.


Based on what we currently know about the Flu (Influenza) and the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) disease, which we continue to learn more about, both may present issues for the very young, the elderly, and those with underlying medical conditions.

COVID-19 Information

Yale New Haven Health is committed to bringing you the latest information about COVID-19 (coronavirus) to ensure you and your loved ones receive the care you need, when you need it.