Here are three things to remember when talking to your doctor.
Each flu season is different. Even if you’ve never gotten the flu before, each flu season is different and changes throughout the year. Getting a flu shot every year is the best way to help prevent getting infected and spreading the flu to others. Talk to your doctor about why annual vaccination is so important.
Adults 50 years of age and older are at greater risk. By the time you reach 50 years of age, you are more likely to have one or more chronic health conditions. And even with a clean bill of health, your immune system can weaken over time. Ask your doctor, "Why am I at greater risk if I get the flu?"
You have options. Depending on your age and whether you have one or more chronic health conditions, there are multiple flu shot options that may be right for you. Talk to your doctor about the shot that will help give you a greater level of protection from influenza.