Who Is Considered Part of the High-Risk Flu Population?
The flu season is upon us, and now is a great time to get your flu vaccine from your healthcare provider. This year, getting vaccinated is important more than ever. Since many of the symptoms of COVID-19 are like the flu, the last thing you want to have to worry about is whether you have the flu or the coronavirus. So, it is a good idea for everyone to get vaccinated this year.
The flu, just like the coronavirus, can cause complications and even death. Certain people are considered part of the high-risk flu population due to various reasons. If you or someone you care about falls into one of the following groups, please make sure they get their flu shot.
1. Anyone over the age of 50.
It used to be anyone over the age of 65, but now healthcare experts have lowered the age to 50. As we get older, our immune system must fight harder when we get sick. With a weakened immune system, there is a higher probability of developing complications like pneumonia.
2. Any women who are pregnant.
The baby growing inside you taps a lot of your body’s natural resources and could make you more susceptible to the flu and other illnesses. If you get sick, one of the complications you could experience is a miscarriage or premature birth of your baby.
3. Anyone with a weakened immune system.
Certain illnesses and medications can weaken the immune system making it harder to fight off infections and viruses like the flu. If you are HIV+, have AIDS, are getting chemo for cancer, etc., then you should get the flu shot.
4. Children aged 5 and under.
Children of this age are still developing their immunity systems. They need a boost to help fight off colds, the flu, and other such diseases. Otherwise, they are at risk for secondary infections, bronchitis, encephalopathy, and other complications caused by the flu.
5. Anyone with a chronic condition.
If you have a chronic condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes, asthma, and so on, you are considered part of the high-risk flu population. You will want to make sure to get your flu shot to reduce your risks of getting the flu.
It should be mentioned, getting the flu shot will not guarantee you will not get the flu. However, people who have gotten the flu shot and do get the flu tend to have milder symptoms and recover faster. In addition to the flu shot, you want to build immunity and support your immune system with a healthy diet, exercise, and taking Cold-Fix throughout the cold and flu season.
Cold-Fix is a homeopathic remedy that helps support the immune system and strengthen it against the cold and flu. You can use it daily to help give your immune system a boost, as well as increasing dosages if you do get the cold or flu to recover faster. Cold-Fix is safe for infants, children, and adults.
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