Key Facts About Seasonal Flu Vaccine

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Why Should People Get Vaccinated Against the Flu?

According to the CDC, “Influenza is a serious disease that can lead to hospitalization and sometimes even death. Every flu season is different, and influenza infection can affect people differently. Even healthy people can get very sick from the flu and spread it to others.”

Who Should Get Vaccinated This Season?

“While everyone should get a flu vaccine this season, it’s especially important for some people to get vaccinated.

Those people include the following:

  • People who are at high risk of developing serious complications (like pneumonia) if they get sick with the flu.
    • People who have certain medical conditions including asthma, diabetes, and chronic lung disease.
    • People 65 years and older.”

Visit your healthcare provider or local pharmacy to get more information about flu vaccinations.