Health knowledge made personal
Join this community!
› Share page:
Go
Search posts:

Health Tip: At Greater Risk of Flu Complications?

Posted Aug 26 2011 1:00pm
healthnewslink

Check these risk factors to find out

(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 facility.
  • Health care workers in direct contact with patients.
  • People who care for children younger than 6 months.

Post a comment
Write a comment:

Related Searches