Flu Shot FAQ

In-home flu vaccines are a safe and effective way to get protected against this season’s strains of influenza, but you may have some questions about them. Here, we’ve put together some flu shot FAQs for your convenience.

If your question isn’t answered below, please contact us with any questions you may have about flu shots, Drip Hydration, or how our service works. We’ll be more than happy to answer any questions you might have.

General flu shot frequently asked questions

When should I get a flu shot?

The ideal time to get a flu shot is between September – October. This timeframe accounts for the 2 weeks it takes for your body to manufacture antibodies against the virus. It will also help keep you protected for 4 – 6 months – approximately the duration of flu season.

What side effects can I expect?

Side effects typically include redness and swelling at the injection site, fatigue, headache, fever, and nausea. They are typically mild and resolve in 1 – 2 days.

How does an in-home flu vaccine appointment work?

An in-home flu shot appointment only requires a few minutes and is minimally disruptive to your schedule.

Our nurse will arrive at your door with all of the equipment necessary for your appointment. They will administer the shot, answer any questions you may have, and that’s it – you’re protected for the season. It typically takes two weeks for your body to produce protective antibodies in response to the vaccine.

Does insurance cover the flu shot with Drip Hydration?

Unfortunately, insurance will not cover the cost of our flu shot. However, depending on your insurance provider and the types of services they cover, you may be able to get reimbursement for your appointment.

Where can I learn more about flu shots?

You can read more about flu shot FAQs on the CDC’s website.

High-risk groups and flu shots

Can my child get a flu shot?

The flu shot is safe for all children over the age of 6 months.

Can pregnant and/or nursing women get a flu shot?

Yes, it’s not only safe but recommended for pregnant and/or nursing women to get a flu shot to help inoculate themselves and their baby against influenza.

Is it safe for elderly individuals to get a flu shot?

Yes, it’s safe and recommended for the elderly to get a flu shot.