Anyone who has or had GBS (Guillain-Barré Syndrome)
If you have ever had an allergic reaction to the vaccine
Q. They say “high-risk people” should be sure to get the shot. What qualifies a person as “high-risk?” A. The CDC lists high risk people who should be certain to get vaccinated here. This list includes:
Anyone 65 and older
Those with certain chronic health issues; including any auto-immune disease, heart health issues, those who live in long-term care facilities, those with chronic health issues, diabetics and more. Click the link above to see a more comprehensive listing.
Anyone who works in the health care field
Q. Where can I get the flu vaccine? A. Your doctor is the best option for getting your flu shot; however, you can find where shots are being given throughout your town via the flu finder box below.
5 Flu Facts
You can spread the flu virus easily – One of the main reasons for National Influenza Vaccination Week is to remind us not only to get our flu shot; but, to remind us how easy it is to get the flu. You can spread the flu to others up to 6 feet away when you sneeze and cough!
Even healthy, young people can get the flu – Many think that because we focus on seniors getting their flu shots each year that this means a young, healthy immune system won’t get the flu. Anyone, any age, and in any physical shape can get the flu.
There are ways to reduce your risk of getting the flu – While getting your flu shot is one of the best ways to reduce the risk of getting and spreading the flu; there are other ways to help reduce your risk. This free online poster from the CDC helps remind you how to reduce your risks.
You don’t have to have symptoms to spread the flu – You can spread the flu virus starting 1 day before you begin to experience symptoms. This is one reason why the virus spreads so quickly; because even if you try to stay away from others before you’re “sick” you may already have the virus.
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