Health Tip: Who Needs a Flu Shot?

(HealthDay News) -- Debating whether to get a flu shot? With few exceptions, most people will benefit and a few in particular really need the vaccine.

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says these people are at greatest risk of flu and should get the shot:

  • Children between the ages of 6 months and 4 years, and seniors aged 50 and older.
  • People with a chronic illness, such as diabetes, asthma, cardiovascular disease or kidney disease. Also, anyone with a suppressed immune system.
  • Pregnant women.
  • Children on aspirin therapy.
  • Anyone living in a nursing home or long-term care facility.
  • People who work in a health-care setting.
  • People who live with young children or older adults.
  • People who are obese.
  • People of Alaskan or American Indian descent.

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