Do You Know Your Flu Facts?

It’s that time of year again…the dreaded cold and flu season! The colder months are on the horizon, bringing a greater risk of illness as we enter the fall. Check out these cold and flu facts to learn about protection and prevention.

Did You Know?


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. (2022).
Cold vs Flu. The Difference Between Cold and Flu.
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In addition to protective measures, such as regular hand washing and covering your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing, the most effective way to prevent the flu is through vaccination. Flu vaccines have been administered for more than 60 years and during recent seasons, the vaccine has reduced the risk of illness by 40-60%.

Northrop Grumman wants you to protect yourself, your loved ones and your community this flu season. Getting a flu shot should be easy, which is why we provide several free and convenient options: 

  1. Active Northrop Grumman employees can print a CVS flu shot voucher and redeem it at a participating CVS Pharmacy. The voucher is valid from Sept. 1, 2023 to March 31, 2024. One voucher is provided per employee. Family members aren’t eligible to use the voucher.
  2. If you’re enrolled in a Northrop Grumman medical plan, you and your covered spouse or domestic partner and eligible dependents can get flu shots from your health care provider or at any location that accepts insurance, including many pharmacies. A flu shot is considered preventive care and is 100% covered by your medical provider.
  3. Active Northrop Grumman employees can get a flu shot at one of 50+ on-site flu shot clinics offered at Northrop Grumman facilities.

For more information, review Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs).

Written by: Mackenzie Reulein



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