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Is a flu shot right for you?

Last year's flu season was mild. And that was a welcome dose of good news during a pandemic. But now that people are meeting up more again, it's vital for you and your family to get your flu shots this year. Almost everyone 6 months and older needs a shot—especially people who are more likely to get seriously ill if they catch the flu.

Who’s at high risk for flu complications?

  • Adults 65 and older.
  • Children under 2 years old.
  • People with chronic health conditions.
  • Pregnant women.
  • People with weakened immune systems.
  • Nursing home residents.
  • Non-Hispanic Black people, Hispanic or Latino people, and American Indian or Alaska Native people.
  • Caregivers of people at high risk.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Reviewed 7/29/2021

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