As a caregiver, you play a critical role in the health of your loved one, so when preparing for flu season, remember: immune defenses may become weaker with age, which can put older people at greater risk for experiencing more serious cases of the flu. And a regular flu vaccine may be less effective for an older adult.
Chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, and COPD (chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) can make seniors more vulnerable to serious flu and flu-related complications—even death.
SENIOR FLU SHOTS are vaccines that can help provide strong flu protection for people 65+. Ask your health care provider about one.