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Are You at Risk for Flu and Related Complications?

Influenza (flu) is not just a common cold. Anyone can get sick with flu, but certain people are at high risk of developing serious flu-related complications, including:

  • Children and infants
  • Adults age 65 and older
  • Pregnant women (and women up to two weeks postpartum)
  • Adults with certain chronic health conditions, including heart disease, lung disease, and diabetes
  • Healthcare professionals

Annual flu vaccination is recommended for everyone age 6 months and older. It can help reduce the risk of flu-related complications.

Download the People at High Risk for Influenza Complications infographic for more information.

 


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