The Flu and You


Health Care Worker Flu Vaccination and You
Depending on the severity of the flu season, between 140,000 to 710,000 people in the United States are hospitalized each year for flu-related complications, and between 12,000 to 56,000 people die from these complications.1 Seniors are at especially high risk for severe illness and death related to the flu,1-6 and individuals in long term care facilities are at high risk for severe respiratory illnesses from the flu.7-15 During the 2017-18 flu season, people 65 and older accounted for approximately 58% of influenza-associated hospitalizations.1 recent flu seasons, 80-90% of individuals who died from the flu were 65 years old or older.1
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