FLU 2022 Information
Have you had your annual flu shot? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends one for most people age 6 months and older. And during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it's more important than ever to be vaccinated.
The flu vaccine protects vulnerable individuals like children, the elderly, and people with a weakened immune system (such as cancer), who are more likely to get severely ill. It also reduces the burden on our health care system, already stretched thin from caring for COVID-19 patients. Get your flu shot!
Flu Vaccine Basics
The vaccine is especially important for people at higher risk of complications from the flu, including:
- Pregnant woman
- People who have certain medical conditions, including asthma, diabetes, and chronic lung disease.
- People who live with or provide care to infants.
- Adults age 65 and older.
- Children age 5 and younger.
Some people should not receive a flu shot without first speaking with their health care provider. This includes people who:
- Have had a bad reaction to the flu shot in the past.
- Are allergic to chicken eggs.
- Have a fever on the day they're scheduled for a flu shot.
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