Who should get vaccinated this season?

While everyone who is at least 6 months of age should get a flu vaccine this season, it’s especially important for some people to get vaccinated. Those people include the following:

  • People who are at high risk of developing serious complications (like pneumonia) if they get sick with the flu.
  • People who have certain medical conditions including asthma, diabetes, and chronic lung disease.
  • Pregnant women.
  • People younger than 5 years (and especially those younger than 2).
  • People 65 years and older.
  • People who live with or care for others who are at high risk of developing serious complications.
  • Household contacts and caregivers of people with certain medical conditions including asthma, diabetes, and chronic lung disease.
  • Household contacts and caregivers of infants less than 6 months old.

A complete list is available at People Who Are at High Risk of Developing Flu-Related Complications.

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1. What is seasonal flu?
2. How can I protect myself and my family from the flu?
3. Who should get vaccinated this season?
4. How effective is the flu shot?
5. What are the risks from getting a flu shot?
6. What are the side effects that could occur?
7. Can the flu shot give me the flu?
8. Why do some people not feel well after getting the flu shot?
9. What about people who get a seasonal flu vaccine and still get sick with flu-like symptoms?