Getting a flu shot is an important step to protect yourself, your family, and your community as flu season approaches. The flu shot is safe and does not give you the flu. Everyone age 6 months and older should get a flu shot. It is especially important for these high-risk groups:
Children younger than 5 years, but especially those under 2 years old
People age 65 and older
People who have certain health conditions like asthma, diabetes, and heart disease.