National Council On Aging Urges Older Adults to Get Their Annual Influenza Vaccination

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Flu + You Campaign Raises Awareness about the Seriousness of Influenza, Need for Prevention, and Vaccine Options for Adults 65 and Older

  • The immune system weakens with age leaving older adults more vulnerable to severe disease when they get sick, including influenza, making vaccination critical for this age group.
  • Influenza vaccination is the best way to help protect against this potentially deadly disease.
  • Adults 65 and older are urged to talk to their health care providers about their flu vaccine options – the traditional flu shot, as well as a higher dose vaccine designed to help address the age-related decline of the immune system.

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Tuesday, August 21, 2012