DHEC Press Release
October marks the beginning of Senior Vaccination Season. From now until March, people of all ages are susceptible to influenza. Data by Flu.gov shows that each year about 200,000 people in the United States are hospitalized and an average of 23,600 people die of seasonal flu-related causes.
As high as 90 percent of the deaths occur in people age 65 and older. Most of these deaths could be prevented with a simple vaccine.