From Our 2006 Archives

Health Tip: Who Should Get a Flu Shot?

(HealthDay News) -- Certain people, depending on their age and health, may be more susceptible to flu and should be vaccinated before flu season.

According to the Group Health Cooperative, prime candidates for a flu shot include people who are:

  • Between the ages of 6 months and up to 5 years.
  • Age 50 and older.
  • Pregnant.
  • Suffering from a chronic disease.
  • Living in a nursing home or similar facility.
  • A doctor, nurse, teacher or someone else who works closely with people who are at higher risk of contracting flu.

-- Diana Kohnle

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