There are many things to like about the fall. The weather cools. The holidays begin to approach. But, the autumn also signals the beginning of the cold and flu season, which for many seniors can be problematic-- even dangerous. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends yearly flu vaccinations for everyone 6 months of age and older-- preferably by October. For at-risk groups like seniors and the disabled, this recommendation is especially important.
Ninety percent of flu-related deaths and more than half of flu-related hospitalizations occur in people age 65 and older. ― Flu.gov