When the nation first became aware of the H1N1 virus, experts worried that young people would be hit the hardest by the virulent strain of the flu. As a result of the recommendations, many seniors decided not to get the vaccine in order to save supplies for the young people in their area.
However, experts are now urging seniors to take more precautions and be vaccinated against H1N1.
Active living seniors who are frequently around other members of their community might be more likely to be exposed to the virus than those who live a quieter lifestyle.
"I think complacency is probably our top enemy right now," Anne Schuchat, the director of the CDC's National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, told Fox News. "For seniors who wanted to be vaccinated this is your time to come get the vaccine."
According to the Mayo Clinic, individuals between the ages of 25 and 64 who have certain health conditions that might make them more susceptible to the flu should also be vaccinated, if possible.