Chronic Conditions

What You Need to Know

  • A number of health conditions can leave people more vulnerable to serious illness from the flu. They include heart disease, cancer, diabetes, asthma and HIV/AIDS.
  • Many of these conditions also increase the risk for serious outcomes from COVID-19.
  • Along with social distancing, wearing a facemask and other precautions during the pandemic, a flu shot provides an added dose of prevention for those with underlying health conditions.

More Information

Flu and People with Asthma

Flu and Cancer

Flu and People with Diabetes

Flu and People with Heart Disease or History of Stroke

Flu and People Living with HIV