At the start of the flu season, many clinics closely guarded their limited supply of H1N1 flu vaccines. However, now that there are plenty of them to go around experts are urging seniors to be vaccinated against the virulent strain of the disease.
Active living seniors who spend time out and about with other members of their community might be more likely to contract H1N1 than those who tend to stay at home.
At first, the CDC did not urge the elderly to receive the vaccine because they are not a group who seems to be at high risk for contracting the virus.
Other populations who are especially vulnerable include pregnant women individuals between the ages of 6 months and 24 years as well as those who suffer from immunosuppressive disorders or other chronic conditions.
According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), people over the age of 65 should seek medical advice if they develop flu-like symptoms such as headache or fever.