Courtesy of the National Foundation for Infectious Disease

The National Foundation for Infectious Disease warns that adults 65 and older are at an increased risk for influenza related complications. Heart attack, stroke, and increased risk of death and hospitalization are among the related complications of influenza in elderly patients. The NFID urges those 65 and older to receive their annual influenza vaccination to protect against the flu

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Call to action: reinvigorating influenza prevention in US adults age 65 years and older [press release]. Bethesda, Maryland: National Foundation For Infectious Disease. Accessed September 2017.