Who should get a flu shot?
Beginning with the 2010-11 flu season, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommends that all people age 6 months and older get a flu vaccine each year. The vaccination is especially important for people in high risk groups, including:
- Pregnant women
- Children younger than 5, but especially children younger than 2 years old
- People 50 years of age and older
- People of any age with certain chronic medical conditions
- People who live in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
- People who live with or care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
- Health care workers
- Household contacts of persons at high risk for complications from the flu
- Household contacts and out of home caregivers of children less than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated)
Who should not get a flu shot?
- Anyone with severe allergy to chicken eggs
- Anyone who has had a severe reaction to a past flu vaccine
- Anyone with a history of Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) within 6 weeks of getting a flu vaccine
- Children younger than 6 months
- Anyone currently suffering from moderate or severe illness with fever should wait until healthy to get a flu shot
How does the vaccine work?
When should I get the flu shot?
Flu Shots are available during flu season at Well-Key Urgent Care.
If you would like to set up a flu clinic at your company or other organization, ask about our Corporate Flu Clinics.
For more information on Flu shots, see the following websites:
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