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Who Should Get Vaccinated

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According to the Centers For Disease Control and Prevention, everyone who is at least 6 months old should get a flu vaccine this season. 

This has been recommended since February 24th, 2013 when CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices voted for universal flu vaccination in the United States to expand protection against the flu to more people.

Although the CDC said everyone should get a flu vaccine, it’s especially important for some people to get vaccinated.

Those people include the following:
  • People who are a high risk of developing serious complications if they get sick with the flu.
    • People who have certain medical conditions including asthma, diabetes and chronic lung disease.
    • Pregnant women.
    • People younger than five and people 65-years-old and older.
  • People who live with or care for other who are at high risk of developing serious complications.
    • Household contacts and caregivers of people with certain medical conditions including asthma, diabetes, and chronic lung disease.
    • Household contacts and caregivers of infants less than six months old.
    • Healthcare personnel.