Who Should Get a Flu Vaccination?
A flu vaccination is advised for everyone six months or older, particularly those at high risk for flu complications. Those with a higher chance of having serious problems from the flu include:
- Older people
- Young children
- Pregnant women
- People with chronic health problems, such as asthma, diabetes or heart disease
Others who can benefit the most from a flu vaccination are people who:
- Are 50 or older
- Work with the public or are caregivers
- Live in a nursing home or long term care facility
Flu season typically runs from October through April, and a flu vaccination offers you the best chance to avoid the flu and complications from the flu. Ask your doctor about whether getting a flu vaccination is right for you.