As people age, their immune systems weaken. Even if they feel healthy and are active, a weakened immune system can put older adults at risk for influenza (“the flu”) and related complications.
To help raise awareness about the seriousness of the flu and the importance of flu prevention, award-winning actress Judith Light, known for TV's Dallas, Who's the Boss?, and Ugly Betty is joining the Flu + You campaign. Light is committed to urging everyone 65 years of age and older to talk to their health care providers about the flu, flu symptoms and what can be done to help prevent it, including selection of the most appropriate flu vaccine for their age.
Read more about what you can do to prepare for flu season here: Fit + You