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Savvy Senior: Flu Vaccines for Seniors That Provide Better Protection

 

October 7, 2019



Dear Savvy Senior,

What can you tell me about the flu shots designed for older adults? I got sick last winter after getting a standard flu shot and would like to find out if the senior-specific flu vaccine is worth getting.

Approaching 80

Dear Approaching,

There are actually two different types of flu shots available to people age 65 and older. These FDA-approved vaccines are designed to offer extra protection beyond what a standard flu shot provides, which is important for older adults who have weaker immune defenses and have a great risk of developing dangerous flu complications.

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