The CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses.
While there are many different flu viruses, a flu vaccine protects against the viruses that research suggests will be most common.
Flu vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors’ visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations.
Everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every year before flu activity begins in their community. CDC recommends getting vaccinated by the end of October, if possible. Learn more about vaccine timing.
Take everyday preventive actions to stop the spread of germs.
You cannot add your boyfriend or girlfriend to the Plan unless they legally qualify as your domestic partner. To qualify as your domestic partner, they must meet criteria set forth by the Health & Welfare Plan and submit an “Affidavit of Domestic Partnership” to the Plan to receive benefits. For more information, visit Eligibility for Domestic Partners.