(HealthDay News) -- Certain people, depending on their age and health, may be more susceptible to flu and should be vaccinated before flu season.
According to the Group Health Cooperative, prime candidates for a flu shot include people who are:
- Between the ages of 6 months and up to 5 years.
- Age 50 and older.
- Suffering from a chronic disease.
- Living in a nursing home or similar facility.
- A doctor, nurse, teacher or someone else who works closely with people who are at higher risk of contracting flu.