Who Should Get Vaccinated?

Anyone ages 6 months and older without a contraindication to influenza vaccine. Certain people should be vaccinated each year either because they are at high risk for developing serious flu-related complications, or because they live with or care for high risk persons.

People who should get vaccinated include:

  • Children aged 6 months up to their 19th birthday
  • Pregnant women
  • 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)

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1. What is Influenza ( the "flu")?
2. How Should Influenza (either seasonal or H1N1 flu) be Treated?
3. Who Should Get Vaccinated?
4. Who Should NOT be Vaccinated?