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New flu vaccine for the elderly


A new high-dose seasonal flu vaccine may be able to protect the elderly from the virus better than traditional shots.

Elderly adults are highly susceptible to the flu and account for a majority of deaths linked to the virus each year.

A new flu vaccine, called Fluzone High-Dose, has been licensed for adults age 65 and older. The shot is four times stronger than regular vaccines and studies have shown elderly adults given the vaccine had a stronger immune response.

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