Category: Disease Management

The Flu – Take Steps to Protect Mom & Dad

older woman gets flu shotThe seasonal flu can be very serious, and even fatal for older adults. Ninety percent of flu-related deaths and more than half of flu-related hospitalizations occur in people age 65 and older.

People of all ages with chronic conditions such as diabetes and heart disease are also more likely to experience complications from the seasonal flu.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Flu.gov website includes a Flu Vaccine Finder. Just enter your ZIP code to find vaccine providers in your area.