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.
NFID public service announcement (:30 animated video) on the impact of flu on adults age 65 years and older