|Who should get the flu
|Everyone 6 months of
age and older should get vaccinated
against the flu as soon as the 2012-2013
season vaccine is available. It is
especially important for certain people
to get vaccinated.
● 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
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
~ 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
with or care for high risk people to
keep from spreading flu
to high risk
● Children younger than 6 months are at
high risk of serious flu illness,
are too young to be vaccinated. People
who care for them should
vaccine is NOT recommended for the
|● Children younger than
● People who have had Guillain-Barré
within 6 weeks of getting a flu vaccine
● People who have a severe allergy to
or who are allergic to any of the nasal spray vaccine components.
Additional Information about the flu
2012-13 CDC Influenza Information Page
Information Statement CDC link:
|2012-13 Nasal Spray
Vaccine Statement CDC link:
Key Facts about Seasonal Flu Vaccine
Vaccine Effectiveness CDC link
Children, the Flu, and the Flu Vaccine