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Flu Vaccines Designed Specifically For Seniors

October 19, 2016

flu-shot-vaccineThere are actually two different flu vaccines available this year that are designed specifically for seniors age 65 and older. One option is the Fluzone High-Dose, which has been available since 2010, and the other is the new FDA approved FLUAD vaccine (you only need to get one of these).

The Fluzone High-Dose is a high-potency vaccine that contains four times the amount of antigen as a regular flu shot does, which creates a stronger immune response for better protection. While the new FLUAD vaccine contains an added ingredient called adjuvant MF59 that also helps create a stronger immune response.

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