Flu Vaccine

"Who Should Get the Flu Vaccine?"

There is a great deal of information about who should receive a flu vaccine, and others who should not get the flu vaccine.  Some high-risk children should get the flu vaccine, they include: children who were born prematurely, children who have lung disorders including asthma, children who have chronic diseases including diabetes, anemia, or HIV/AIDS, children who are on long-term aspirin, and children who live in close proximity to someone who has any of the above conditions. 

Some adults are at high risk and should also consider getting the flu vaccine.  Adults who have chronic lung or heart disorders, adults who have chronic disorders, pregnant women, adults who are resident or workers in nursing homes or care facilities for the elderly, police, firefighters, and public safety workers, and adults who are 50 years of age or greater. 

Be weary though, there are some people that should not get the flu shot. These people include; people who are allergic to eggs, infants under six months, anyone who has a history of reaction to the flu vaccination, anyone with Guillan-Barre syndrome, and anyone with fever.

But most importantly before you get a flu vaccine you should consult your doctor to see if you are a good candidate to get the flu vaccine.

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