Health Tip: At Greater Risk of Flu Complications?

By on August 27, 2011

Some people are more susceptible than others to developing complications of the flu. Experts say it’s especially important that people with these risk factors speak with a doctor about getting the annual flu vaccine.

The American Academy of Family Physicians says people at greater risk of flu complications include:

  • Young people aged 6 months to 19 years.
  • Adults 50 and older.
  • People with chronic health problems.
  • Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant.
  • Anyone living in a nursing home or long-term care facility.
  • Health care workers in direct contact with patients.
  • People who care for children younger than 6 months.

Source: HealthDay

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