(HealthDay News) -- Some people are more susceptible than others
to developing complications of the flu. Experts say it's especially
important that people with these risk factors speak with a doctor
about getting the annual flu vaccine.
The American Academy of Family Physicians says people at greater
risk of flu complications include:
Young people aged 6 months to 19 years.
Adults 50 and older.
People with chronic health problems.
Women who are pregnant or may become pregnant.
Anyone living in a nursing home or long-term care
Health care workers in direct contact with patients.
People who care for children younger than 6 months.
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