Having the flu vaccine or not

So the yearly flu vaccine has just arrived the drug marked, and you wonder if you should have it. Several health organizations have made a list regarding risk groups that are recommended to take it. The most important risk groups are as following:


Health professionals that work closely with patients

Pregnant women

Inhabitants in nursing homes

Several obesity (BMI above 40)

Reduced immune system

Diabetes (type 1 and 2)

People over 65 years old

Chronic diseases like COPD


If you don’t belong to any of these risk groups, there is no medical grounds for why you should take it. Nevertheless, it’s voluntary and it’s  quite exhausting to be laid up in bed for 1-2 weeks.

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