What You Need to Know
- People 65 years and older are at high risk of developing serious complications from flu compared with young, healthy adults. This risk is due in part to changes in immune defenses with increasing age.
- Between 70 and 85 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths have occurred in people 65 years and older, and between 50 percent and 70 percent of flu-related hospitalizations.
- It’s important to get the flu shot each year, and especially so this year to protect your health with COVID-19 present in our communities.
Flu and People 65 Years and Older
Fact Sheet: People 65 and Older Need a Flu Shot