The 'Flu + You' Program Reminds the Elderly to Get Their Annual Shots

By: Laura McQuarrie - Sep 25, 2015
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As it stands, there are currently more than 45 million people in the United States who are over the age of 65—and as the season for cold and sickness approaches, the National Council on Aging is appealing to them with the 'Flu + You' campaign.

The PSA features ambassador and Broadway star Judith Light starring in a theatrical commercial that warns the elderly of the risks of catching influenza, especially as the immune system becomes weaker with age. There is an emphasis on those with chronic health conditions to get their flu shot, particularly those who suffer from diabetes or heart disease.

Through the Nation Council on Aging's website, the public has access to resources like facts on the flu, resources for fighting it, survey data, as well as upcoming Flu + You events across the United States.