Study indicates high dose flu shots may be more effective for the elderly

Flu season is fast approaching. For many, it’s time to decide among the various influenza vaccine options.

Options include inactivated influenza vaccine, recombinant influenza vaccine, or live attenuated influenza vaccine. Different vaccines can be licensed for different age groups, and some vaccines are not recommended for certain age groups.

Conspicuously, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) doesn’t give a preferential recommendation for a particular flu vaccine.

Nevertheless, for the elderly certain flu vaccines are more effective than others.

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