People who should not get a flu shot:
People who should carefully consider the flu vaccine:
Babies under 6 months
Anyone with life-threatening allergies to ingredients (other than egg proteins) contained in the flu vaccine. This may include allergies to gelatin or antibiotics.
Those who have had a severe allergic reaction to a specific flu shot in the past should talk to their doctor before getting vaccinated again in the future.
Those who have allergies to eggs or other vaccine ingredients.
Those who have had Guillain-Barré Syndrome, a severe illness that can lead to paralysis.
Those who are under the weather at their scheduled flu shot time. (This doesn’t mean they should not get vaccinated, just that they should think about putting it off until they feel better.)