Association of Pakistani Physicians of New England
The influenza season is upon us, please get yourselves and family members vaccinated.
While the flu can make anyone sick, certain people are at greater risk for serious complications from the flu, causing hospitalization or even death, including:
a) adults 50 years of age and older
b) children younger than 5, but especially younger than 2 years old
c) people with chronic lung disease (such as asthma and COPD), diabetes (type 1 and 2), heart disease, neurologic conditions, and certain other long-term medical conditions,
d) those who are morbidly obese (BMI of 40 or greater)
e) pregnant women and women within the first two weeks after delivery (2 weeks post-partum)
f) other groups at increased risk of flu complications are listed at
Flu seasons are unpredictable. The severity of influenza seasons can differ substantially from year to year.
Please visit the CDC website above.