People with chronic neurologic conditions are strongly recommended to receive annual influenza vaccine.

Chronic neurologic conditions include: 

  • multiple sclerosis
  • spinal cord injuries
  • seizure disorders 
  • other neuromuscular disorders 

These conditions can compromise respiratory function or the ability to expel respiratory secretions. This can increase the risk of aspiration.9,10

Influenza vaccination is particularly important for children ≥6 months of age with chronic neurologic conditions. These children can have severe, even fatal, influenza.

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Last updated: 
7 June 2018
Last reviewed: 
7 June 2018