It’s Period for Your Flu Shot: – MONDAY, Oct. 19, 2015 – – The beginning of flu season is just nearby and U .S. Wellness officials are urging everyone aged 6 months and old to get their yearly flu shot. The flu vaccine is the best way to protect yourself and the ones around you from getting the flu, said Dr. Lisa Grohskopf, a medical officer in the influenza division at the U.S. Centers for Disease Prevention and Control. Flu is a serious illness, she said. Many people are going to feel extremely ill for a while and will progress without any bad issues happening, but we can’t predict who is going to get super sick. Grohskopf said that those people who are more likely to get very sick and run the chance of complications, including death and hospitalization, are people 65 and older, babies and toddlers and people with chronic health problems such as asthma, center disease, diabetes and those with weakened immune systems.