Anyone can get the flu, but the risk of getting the flu is highest among children.
Flu can make some people much sicker than others.
These people include young children, those aged 65 and older, pregnant women, and people with certain health conditions, such as heart, lung or kidney disease, nervous system disorders, or a weakened immune system.
Flu vaccination is especially important for these individuals, and anyone in close contact with them.
Kathryn M. Edwards, MD, discusses the flu season and how important it is to get the vaccine for you and your children.