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High-dose flu shot available for seniors

High-dose flu shot available for seniors

A high-dose flu shot, with brand name Fluzone is now CDC-recommended for seniors age 65 and older. It contains four times as much flu virus antigen (the part of the vaccine that stimulates the immune system) as standard flu vaccines. A higher dose of antigen in the vaccine gives older people a better immune response and better protection from the flu. The CDC estimates that about 70 to 85 percent of seasonal flu-related deaths are attributed to people age 65…

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