Influenza, Cardiac Associated Neurological Illnesses, Eccles Outpatient Building discussed on Baby Your Baby

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And you can get them really anywhere. Yes. So anyone 6 months of age or older may be vaccinated against influenza. And there are certain high risk groups that are especially prone to getting sick with influenza and getting very sick with influenza. So that includes kids that are under the age of 5, but especially under the age of two, anybody who has chronic illnesses, whether they be respiratory or cardiac associated neurological illnesses, diabetes, rheumatology, associated illnesses, and then pregnant women are also very susceptible to getting sick and very sick, even to the point of needing to be hospitalized with influenza. And in addition to that, anybody 65 years and older also is at greater risk for contracting flu. And there is a high dose flu vaccine that's available for 65 years of age and older population to be vaccinated against influenza. And as you mentioned, there are so many places available to get your flu vaccine, the Department of Health is also able to offer those vaccines. But contact your healthcare provider or come up to primary children's our flu shot spot is located in the eccles outpatient building, no appointment necessary Monday through Friday 8 30 a.m. to 5 p.m. perfect here and thank you so much for all of the information and walking our listeners through the importance of getting their flu vaccine this year. We appreciate your time. Thank you. And that concludes this episode of the baby your baby podcast. Thanks for joining me, Jade Elliot, and our guest for this week's baby your baby podcast. If you have a topic that you'd like our baby your baby experts to discuss, leave us a comment and don't forget to subscribe. Baby your baby is a KU TV two news podcast and is sponsored by intermountain healthcare, Broadway media, and the Utah Department of Health..

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