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Getting a flu shot often protects you from coming down with the flu. And although the flu shot doesn't always provide total protection, it's worth getting.

 

Who should get the flu vaccine?

The CDC recommends annual influenza vaccinations for everyone age 6 months or older.

 Vaccination is especially important for people at high risk of influenza complications, including:

  • Pregnant women
  • Older adults
  • Young children

Children between 6 months and 8 years may need two doses of flu vaccine, given at least four weeks apart, to be fully protected.

Chronic medical conditions can also increase your risk of influenza complications. Examples include:

  • Asthma
  • Cancer or cancer treatment
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD)
  • Diabetes
  • Kidney or liver disease
  • Obesity

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