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    Who Needs to Be Vaccinated?

    The CDC recommends that everyone 6 months and older get immunized against the flu, unless there's a medical reason not to.

    The CDC says the vaccine is especially important for people who are at high risk of serious complications if they get the flu, including:

    • Kids younger than age 5, but in particular those under age 2.
    • People who are 65 or older
    • Pregnant women
    • People who live in nursing homes or other kinds of long-term care facilities
    • Adults and kids with diseases of the lungs (like asthma), heart, kidneys, liver, blood, or metabolism (like diabetes)
    • Anyone under age 19 who gets long-term aspirin therapy
    • American Indians and Alaskan natives

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