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Which people especially should get the influenza vaccine?

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Your chances of flu-related complications are higher if you are:

You should also get a flu vaccine if you live in a nursing home or other long-term care facility, or have medical conditions like diabetes, kidney disease, and asthma.

  • Older than age 50 or younger than age 2
  • Pregnant
  • American Indian or Alaskan Native

SOURCES:

CDC web site: "Possible Side Effects of Vaccines;" "Seasonal Influenza (Flu): Key Facts about Seasonal Influenza (Flu);" "Live Intransal Influenza Vaccine;" and "Seasonal Influenza: Q&A Nasal Spray Vaccine."

Flu.gov web site. "Vaccination."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Types of Vaccines."

GlaxoSmithKline.

News release, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 08, 2018

SOURCES:

CDC web site: "Possible Side Effects of Vaccines;" "Seasonal Influenza (Flu): Key Facts about Seasonal Influenza (Flu);" "Live Intransal Influenza Vaccine;" and "Seasonal Influenza: Q&A Nasal Spray Vaccine."

Flu.gov web site. "Vaccination."

National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases: "Types of Vaccines."

GlaxoSmithKline.

News release, American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.

Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson on August 08, 2018

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