Who should get the influenza vaccine?

Question: 
Who should get the influenza vaccine?
Answer: 
It is recommended that everyone 6 months of age and older get an influenza vaccine, with rare exception. Some people are at high risk of serious illness from influenza, such as children 6 months to less than 5 years of age, pregnant people, seniors 65 years and older, and people with certain medical conditions. Vaccination is especially important for these people.
 
Date last reviewed: 
Tuesday, Nov 02, 2021