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Time for Flu Vaccinations

September 19
17:16 2013
Time for Flu Shot

Time for Flu Shot

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention remind everyone it’s that time of year again…time for yearly flu vaccinations. The CDC recommends a shot as the first and most important step in protecting against flu viruses. It is recommended that everyone older than 6 months get a flu shot.

While obtaining a flu vaccine can be important for anyone, it’s especially important for those with a high-risk of serious flu-related complications and those who care for people that have a risk for developing complications from the flu, including:

· Pregnant women.
· Children younger than 5 years old, but especially children younger than 2.
· Those older than 50 years old.
· Those with certain chronic medical conditions.
· Those living in nursing homes and other long-term care facilities.
· Those living with or who care for those at high risk for complications from flu, including:
§ Health care workers.
§ Household contacts and out-of-home caregivers of children less than 6 months old.

Coconino County Public Health Services can help those who fall under the high risk categories find out more about obtaining a vaccination.

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