November 24, 2014
Flu Vaccine Recommendations

Flu Vaccine Recommendations

by Berkeley Wellness  |  

The flu vaccine averted 13.6 million cases of the flu in the U.S. between 2005 and 2011, according to a recent study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), published in the online journal PLOS ONE. It also prevented nearly 6 million medical visits and 113,000 flu-related hospitalizations over those six years.

Though the vaccine is far from perfect, the CDC advises that all people over the age of six months be vaccinated annually, not only for their own protection but also to prevent spreading the influenza virus to others, especially high-risk people.