Who should get a flu shot?

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

Everyone should get a flu vaccine, especially this year.

Anybody can get the flu. Young people, older people, people in the middle. I’ve seen people of all ages get the flu. People tell me all the time they’ll take their changes. The best I can do is tell people about someone who wished they would have taken the flu shot or what happened if they didn’t take the flu shot.

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