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Adults 65 years and older are at high risk of serious complications from influenza (flu), especially if individuals are immunocompromised or have underlying health conditions. This time of year is optimal to prepare for the influx of seasonal flu viruses and cases that often happen during the fall and winter months. In other words, now is the perfect time to get your flu vaccine! Visit your doctor or your local pharmacy to inquire about receiving the flu vaccine. According to CDC recommendations, almost everyone 6 months of age and older should get a flu vaccine every year by the end of October.
The flu vaccine has been proven to reduce the risk of hospitalizations related to influenza by about 40%. Getting vaccinated and participating in healthy habits, like washing your hands frequently, are the most effective ways to prevent the flu.
AgeGuide would also like to highlight that the CDC has announced individuals can in fact get the flu shot and the COVID-19 vaccine at the same time. Since both are separate vaccines, there is no need to space them out (unless it is personally preferred).
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