Yes. Annual flu shots are recommended for everyone except infants younger than six months and anyone who may be severely allergic to the flu vaccine or ingredients contained in it, such as gelatin.

People who are allergic to eggs should talk to their doctor before getting a flu shot. Also, tell your doctor if you aren’t feeling well or if you have a history of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (a severe illness that causes paralysis).

Influenza is a serious illness that can cause death, and the vaccine is the best way to avoid getting the flu. National Influenza Vaccination Week 2017 is December 3-9, and an excellent time to get an annual flu shot.