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.
Sharable fact sheet outlining the benefits of influenza immunization of healthcare professionals
NFID public service announcement (:30 animated video) on the impact of flu on adults age 65 years and older
NFID has compiled a list of resources and strategies to increase immunization rates among healthcare professionals