Nov 17, 2016

Everyone over 6 months old should get vaccinated against the flu each year.¹ Various studies show that the flu vaccine helps keep you out of the hospital.

 

Who’s more likely to get the flu?

If the following applies to you or someone in your care, talk to your doctor to see if you need a flu vaccine:

  • Age: Flu often targets younger and older populations
  • Living conditions: If you live close to others, such as in a nursing home or in the military, the flu virus may pass around more easily
  • Weak immune system: Certain medical treatments or drugs can weaken your immune system, so be sure to check with your doctor if you’re on a treatment plan
  • Chronic illness: Asthma, diabetes, or heart problems may also increase your chances of getting the flu
  • Pregnancy: Pregnant women are more likely to experience complications from the flu virus, especially in the second and third trimesters

 

Why wait? Act now!

Getting a flu shot is good for you and others. Plus it’s quick and easy to find an in-network doctor and make an appointment.

 

This material is provided for informational use only and should not be construed as medical advice or used in place of consulting a licensed medical professional. You should consult with your doctor to determine what is right for you.

This is a version of the original article on Humana.com. Read full article

 

¹ http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/qa/vaccineeffect.htm