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Definition of «Flu vaccine»

Flu vaccine: The flu vaccination (influenza) is recommended for persons at high risk for serious complications from influenza virus infection.

This includes:

  • Everyone age 65 or more;
  • People with chronic diseases of the heart;
  • People with chronic diseases of the lung;
  • People with chronic diseases of the kidneys;
  • People with diabetes;
  • People with immunosuppression;
  • People with severe forms of anemia;
  • Residents of nursing homes and other chronic-care facilities;
  • Children and teenagers receiving long-term aspirin therapy (who may therefore be at risk for developing Reye syndrome after an influenza virus infection);
  • People in close or frequent contact with anyone at high risk.

People with an allergy to eggs should not receive influenza vaccine.

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