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 illness from COVID-19 and RSV.
  • Adults with an underlying health condition should receive the recommended flu, COVID-19 and RSV vaccines to protect themselves against these respiratory illnesses. Talk to your doctor, nurse or health clinic, or your local pharmacist.

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Protect Against Respiratory Illness

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