What Is the Flu? The flu virus, also called influenza, is an extremely contagious upper and lower respiratory infection that can vary from mild to severe. A person can be infected with the flu for days before the first symptoms begin. That means that he or she could potentially be passing the virus along to others, too.
- Body aches
- Sore throat
How Much Will My Flu Shot Cost?Under the Affordable Care Act, the flu vaccine and other vaccinations are considered preventive care that’s typically covered at no cost to patients. So your flu shot should be covered under your insurance plan with no copay.
Flu Shot Benefits
- Can save lives, especially in young children and older adults
- Reduces the risk of flu
- Prevents hospitalizations due to the flu
- Protects others around you