If I’m young, do I have to worry about the flu?

Dr. Lisa Fitzpatrick answers questions about the flu and the flu vaccine.

Absolutely, anybody can get the flu. Young people, older people, people in the middle. I’ve seen people of all ages get the flu. So, it’s not just elderly people or people with chronic health conditions who die of the flu, we’ve seen people who are young die of the flu.

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