There are also individuals who are recommended to receive the flu vaccine to protect those around them, including: health-care workers; household contacts and out-of-home caregivers of children younger than 6 months of age (these children are too young to be vaccinated); and household contacts of people who are at higher risk of complications above.
“If you won’t get vaccinated for yourself,” Montero said, “do it for the ones you love and take care of. Remember too that through the Vaccines for Children program, the vaccines themselves are free for New Hampshire’s children through age 18, so contact your health-care provider.”
Flu vaccines are offered in many locations, including doctor’s offices, clinics, retail stores and pharmacies, and health centers, as well as
employers and some schools.
To learn more, visit cdc.gov/flu/nivw/. To find out more about the Immunization Program go to dhhs.nh.gov/dphs/immunization/index.htm.