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Aging Today Seniors at higher risk for flu

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Posted: Wednesday, January 14, 2015 10:00 am

It is no secret that anyone age 65 years and older is at an increased risk of the flu this season for many reasons, including weakened immune systems. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has officially declared a flu epidemic this season, encouraging extra precautions, especially for our aging adult population. Ninety-percent of flu-related deaths and more than half of flu-related hospitalizations occur in people age 65 and older.

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