Editor’s note: This page will be updated as more information about the 2017-2018 flu season becomes available. 

The seasonal flu shot is a yearly vaccine administered to protect against the flu, or influenza.

In the United States, flu shots are recommended for everyone ages 6 months and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The composition of the 2017-2018 flu shot will be slightly different from last season’s flu shot. Specifically, there will be a different strain of the H1N1 virus in this season’s flu shot, compared with last season’s shot. According to the CDC, the 2017-2018 trivalent flu shot will contain..Click the link to continue reading…