Why Are Seniors at Risk of Having Severe Influenza?

Elderly above the age of 65 are at greater risk of serious complications from influenza compared to young and healthy adults, because human immune systems weaken with age.

Influenza can be even more dangerous for elderly who have:6

• Asthma
• Diabetes
• Chronic lung disease
• Obesity issues
• Heart or liver or kidney problems
• An illness that causes them to take steroids or other medication like chemotherapy that weakens the immune system

Find out how influenza can lead to dangerous health complications in the elderly: