The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests that everyone in the United States age 6 months old and older get a flu vaccine every year.
This means that people of all ages should get the vaccine, not just children. This has been the CDC recommendation since the 2010-2011 flu season.*
People who are more likely to get seriously ill or worse from the flu should get vaccinated. This includes people of all ages with certain medical conditions like asthma, diabetes, kidney disease, heart disease, and older adults. These conditions can make you more at risk for complications. You can find a full list of these risk factors here.**
Be aware that the flu vaccine is not for everyone. Some people can’t have the shot because of their age or health condition. People with allergies to the vaccine can’t have it either. Find out if you are someone who should avoid the flu vaccine here.
*** The flu vaccination is available at all Kenosha Community Health Center locations.
Call 262-447-8583 to schedule your flu vaccine appointment TODAY!
*Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices recommendation
**People at Higher Risk of Developing Flu-Related Complications.
***Who Should and Who Should NOT get a Flu Vaccine