Before vaccines many children died from diseases that could have been blocked (like whooping cough, measles and polio). Those same germs occur today, but most babies and children are shielded by vaccines.
If you are over 65 or have health issues like diabetes and asthma you have a higher risk of getting bacterial pneumonia as a result of flu.
CommunityCare members can receive a free flu shot at any contracted Primary Care Physician or specialist's office, as well as at any contracted urgent care or health department. (However, a copay may be incurred if you see the doctor.)
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