Who Should Be Vaccinated For Flu

The first and most important step to protect from flu, should be the flu vaccine for everyone who is older than 6 months and who does not have a health condition that prevents the vaccination said Internal Medicine Specialist Assist. Assoc. Dr. M. Genco Erdem from Medical Park Fatih Hospital.

  • Children from 6 to 59 months
  • Adults over 50
  • Patients with COPD and asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Heart patients
  • People with kidney, liver or blood disease
  • People who have had a stroke
  • People with immunosuppression (chemotherapy recipients, steroid users, or HIV-infected patients)
  • Those who are pregnant or suppossed to be pregnant during influenza season
  • Those who are pregnant or pregnant during influenza season
  • Nursing home residents
  • Severely obese persons (over BMI 40)
  • Caregivers under the risk
  • Health personnel
  • Families and caregivers of children under the age of 5

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