Do you know that Children who are 6 months to 5 years old are at risk of serious flu complications?
The following group of people are at risk for complications related with influenza infection:
1. Persons aged 65 years and older;
2. Children who are 6 months to 5 years;
3. Adults and children who have chronic disorders of the lungs (including asthma) or heart;
4. Adults and children who suffer from chronic metabolic diseases (including diabetes); people with kidney malfunction like those on dialysis; those with a blood disorder like thalassemia;
5. People whose immune resistance is lowered due to medications or those whose immune system is weakened due to the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) infection;
6. Children and teenagers aged 6 months to 18 years who are receiving long-term aspirin therapy (they are at risk of Reye syndrome, which is a deadly disease that affects all body organs especially the liver and brain, after influenza infection);
7. Women who are in the second or third trimester of pregnancy.
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