Answers to Common Cold and Flu Questions

Premier Health providers answer frequently asked questions about cold and flu.

What groups of people are high-risk during flu season?

Dr. Hodges talks about groups of people who are at high risk of getting the flu. Click play to watch the video or read the transcript.


There are a variety of groups of people who are at a higher risk of catching the flu and of having complications from it. Though everyone 6 months old and older should get vaccinated, it is most-important for these high-risk groups to get a flu vaccine, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

High-risk groups of people, according to the CDC, include:

  • Infants and children
  • People 65 and older
  • People with disabilities, including people with limited mobility and limited communications skills
  • People with medical conditions, including asthma, diabetes and chronic lung disease
  • People who live with or care for others at high risk
  • Pregnant women

For more information about who is at high risk of getting the flu, talk with your physician.

Learn more:

Source: Meghan Brewster, MD, Beavercreek Family Medicine; Christopher Lauricella, MD, Family Medicine of Vandalia; Sally McIntyre, MD, Belmont Physicians; Josh Ordway, MD, Franklin Family Practice; Guillermo Trevino, MD, Covington Family Care; Lauren Roth, MD, Phillipsburg Family Care; Susan Davis-Brown, MD, Brookville Family Care; Amanda Fox, CNP, Dulan and Moore Dulan Family Wellness Center; Angelia Mickle, DNP, Jamestown Family Medicine; Leelmohan Ravikumar, MD, Troy Primary Care Physicians; Janet Smith, CNP, Southtown Family Practice; Aaron Block, MD, MPH, Franklin Family Practice; Anoopa Hodges, DO, Oakwood Primary Care

Sally S. McIntyre, MD

Sally S. McIntyre, MD

Belmont Physicians

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Guillermo "Bill" Trevino, MD

Guillermo "Bill" Trevino, MD

Miami County Internal Medicine

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