Excerpt from: Time Goes By (click for full article)
This is the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's [CDC] most recent flu map:
WHY ELDERS NEED THE FLU VACCINE
The flu can be particularly dangerous – that is, life threatening – to elders because our immune systems do not function as well as they did when we were young and cannot fight the virus as effectively.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is urging old people to get the flu shot:
”Vaccination is especially important for people 65 years and older because they are at increased risk for complications from flu.”