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Flu vaccines designed specifically for seniors | Savvy Senior

 

Last updated 9/28/2016 at Noon



Dear Savvy Senior,

Are there any specific flu shots that are better suited for seniors? I just turned 65 and would like to find out what’s recommended and how Medicare covers it.

Semi-Healthy Senior

Dear Semi-Healthy,

There 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 (see Fluzone.com) is a high-poten...



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