With all the controversy over COVID vaccines, flu shots seem to have been lost in the shuffle. Should people over age 65 get the flu shot?
The answer is yes. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people 65 years and older should receive the flu vaccination by the end of October each year, before the flu season starts.1 The flu shot is also encouraged for family members and caregivers of seniors.
Why is the flu shot important?