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    Flu Vaccine Finder

Who Should Get Vaccinated?

  • This season’s flu vaccine is recommended for all people age 6 months or older.
  • The vaccine is available in shot form for all ages who do not have certain health problems and who are not pregnant.
  • This flu season the CDC does not recommend the use of the live attenuated influenza vaccine, commonly called the “nasal spray” vaccine and sold under the trade name FluMist. Research during the last flu season measured no protective benefit.
  • There is no priority-group order for receiving the vaccine.
  • People with certain conditions – or who live with people with certain conditions – that put them at high risk of developing serious complications should they get the flu, are especially encouraged to get vaccinated, as are pregnant women.
  • Because babies under 6 months of age cannot receive the vaccine, it is important that family members and others around the babies get vaccinated to protect the babies and themselves.

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Last updated November 2, 2016