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Flu shot this fall: Here's why doctors are urging we all get it - Fox News

Flu shot this fall: Here's why doctors are urging we all get it - Fox News

Flu shot this fall: Here's why doctors are urging we all get it - Fox News
Oct 03, 2022 1 min, 41 secs

The message is this: Don’t skip your flu shot this year — and seniors, please ask for a special extra-strength kind.

SHOULD YOU GET THE FLU SHOT THIS YEAR.

Doctors and other health professionals are advising that people don’t skip the flu shot this year — and seniors are encouraged to ask for the flu shot with special protection, the AP reported.

Flu is most dangerous for people 65 and older, young children, pregnant women and people with certain health problems, including heart and lung diseases.

"It is a perfectly good time for [people] to get the shot, right now," Dr.

As people get older, their immune system doesn’t respond as strongly to standard flu vaccination. .

This year, people 65 or older are urged to get a special kind for extra protection.

If a location is out of senior-targeted doses, it’s better to get a standard flu shot than to skip vaccination altogether, according to the CDC.

— including the types for people younger than 65 — are "quadrivalent," meaning they guard against four different flu strains.

If a location is out of senior-targeted doses, it’s better to get a standard flu shot than to skip vaccination altogether, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

— including types for people younger than 65 — are "quadrivalent," meaning they guard against four different flu strains, the AP is reporting.

Younger people have choices, too, including shots for those with egg allergies and a nasal spray version called FluMist

Children’s hospitals already are seeing an unusual early spike in other respiratory infections including RSV, or respiratory syncytial virus, according to health professionals

However, the flu shot can be given at any time during flu season

And yes, you can get a flu shot and an updated COVID-19 booster at the same time — one in each arm to lessen soreness, say experts. 

Davis also said, "It is important that those individuals six months and older and [those] who have not had previous severe allergic reactions get their flu shot every year." 


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