Who Should Get It?

Almost everyone 6 months old and older should get a flu vaccine every year.

Some people are more at risk of getting very sick from complications of the flu than others. These groups should be sure to get a flu shot each year:

Children, especially from 6 months to 5 years old
Pregnant women
Adults age 65 and older
People with health conditions
Those who live in nursing homes or other long-term care facilities
Certain groups of people, including Native Americans and Alaska Natives
Travelers and people living abroad

When Should I Get It?

As soon as it becomes available, by October, if possible! It’s best to get the vaccine before the flu season starts, although you can still get it in January or later.