When should I get a flu shot?

If you have heart disease, get the flu shot each fall when it becomes available, usually sometime in August through November. However, if flu shots are still available and you haven't yet received a vaccination, you can still benefit from getting a flu shot in January or later. That's because the flu season doesn't usually peak until the winter.

Do I have to get a flu shot from my cardiologist?

You don't have to get your flu shot from your cardiologist. The flu shot is also available through primary care doctors, some specialists, public health departments and some pharmacies. It's best to call ahead to determine if the flu vaccine is available, and if you need an appointment.

Jan. 06, 2016 See more In-depth