U.S. doctors online nowAsk doctors free
A 48-year-old member asked:

Which vaccination will help me not catch an influenza, cold, or flu?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
FLU shot: The flu shot will help to prevent you from getting influenza/flu but will not protect from colds.
Created for people with ongoing healthcare needs but benefits everyone.
Last updated Sep 5, 2014


Content on HealthTap (including answers) should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment, and interactions on HealthTap do not create a doctor-patient relationship. Never disregard or delay professional medical advice in person because of anything on HealthTap. Call your doctor or 911 if you think you may have a medical emergency.