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Risk Factors for Immunization - Influenza, Adults

Risk Factors

Risk factors for serious complications of influenza include: * Children younger than five years, but especially younger than two years * Adults 65 years of age and older * Pregnant women (and women up to two weeks postpartum) * Residents of nursing homes and other long-term health facilities * American Indians and Alaskan Natives * People who have chronic medical conditions including: ** Asthma ** Neurological and neurodevelopment conditions ** Chronic lung disease ** Heart disease ** Blood disorders ** Endocrine disorders ** Liver disorders ** Metabolic disorders ** Weakened immune system due to disease or medication ** People younger than 19 years of age who are taking aspirin or salicylate-containing medications ** People with extreme obesity (BMI of 40 or greater) [[br]] __Reference__ #Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ''Are you at High Risk for Serious Illness from Flu''. Retrieved from: [https://www.cdc.gov/features/fluhighrisk/index.html]

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Content updated: Thu, 20 Jun 2019 13:03:27 MDT