No one likes getting sick. And the flu virus changes every year. So, getting a yearly shot helps protect yourself and those around you.
Plus, it’s available at no cost to you.
The flu shot is a good idea for just about everyone.
But these people are at an even higher risk of health problems from the flu:
Pregnancy can put you at higher risk for getting the flu and put your unborn baby at risk, too. But getting a flu shot can help protect you and your baby.
Children and Families
Young children have a higher risk of health problems from the flu. Newborns are also at a high risk but can’t get the flu shot until they are six months old.
People with a Chronic Condition or Caregivers
People with a weakened immune system are more likely to get very ill from the flu. Getting your yearly flu shot helps protect yourself and those around you.
Seniors or Those Who Care for Them
Our immune defenses weaken with age. And people age 65 and older are at a higher risk for health issues from the flu. If you’re a senior or live with seniors, a flu shot will help protect you all.