At Risk Group

Who’s in the ‘At Risk Group’
The flu is more severe in people aged 65 years and over and anyone with a chronic medical
condition. Chronic medical conditions include chronic heart conditions, chronic respiratory
disease, including asthma, chronic kidney disease, diabetes mellitus, and immunosupression
due to disease or treatment.
Why do pregnant women need to get seasonal flu vaccine?
Pregnant women are more likely to get complications from flu due to changes in their heart
and lung function. Getting flu in pregnancy may also lead to premature birth and smaller
birth weight. The seasonal flu vaccine will provide protection and can be given at any stage
of pregnancy.