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Flu Vaccine Information 
Who should get the flu shot?
Everyone 6 months of age and older should get vaccinated against the flu as soon as the 2013-2014 season vaccine is available. It is especially important for certain people to get vaccinated.
These include:
● People who are at high risk of developing serious complications like
  pneumonia if they get sick with the flu  This includes:
    ~ People who have certain medical conditions including asthma,
       diabetes, and chronic lung disease.
    ~ Pregnant women.
    ~ People 65 years and older.
● People who live with or care for others who are high risk of developing
  serious complications
    ~ This includes household contacts and caregivers of people with
       certain medical conditions including asthma, diabetes, and
       chronic lung disease.
● Vaccination is important for health care workers, and other people
   who live with or care for high risk people to keep from spreading flu
   to high risk people.
● Children younger than 6 months are at high risk of serious flu illness,
   but are too young to be vaccinated. People who care for them should
   be vaccinated instead.
The vaccine is NOT recommended for the following people:
● Children younger than 6 months
● People who have had Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS)
   within 6 weeks of getting a flu vaccine
● People who have a severe allergy to chicken eggs
  or who are allergic to any of the nasal spray vaccine components. 
 
Additional Information about the flu vaccine:
2013-14 CDC Influenza Information Page
2013-14 Vaccine Information Statement  CDC link:    English
2013-14 Nasal Spray Vaccine Statement  CDC link:    English
Key Facts about Seasonal Flu Vaccine  CDC link
Vaccine Effectiveness  CDC link
Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine    CDC link
NEW for 2013-14  Quadravialent Influenza Vaccine
available on a limited basis
 (the trivalent vaccine is still the most commonly available)
 
 
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