Flu Shot Info for 65 and Older

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CDC Recommendations 2022-2023:

Annual flu vaccination is recommended for everyone 6 months and older, with few exceptions as has been the case since 2010. New this season, however, is a preferential recommendation for the use of higher dose and adjuvanted flu vaccines in people 65 and older over standard dose, unadjuvanted flu vaccines. More information on this new recommendation can be found here.

Source: https://www.cdc.gov/flu/season/faq-flu-season-2022-2023.htm

Things to know about the flu shot:

  • It takes about two weeks for the flu vaccine to take hold and be protective.
  • Getting a flu shot cannot give you the flu. Some people can get mild symptoms in the first few days as their body develops antibodies.
  • The flu vaccine comes in several varieties. Consult your doctor to determine which is best for you.

Source: https://today.uconn.edu/2018/09/flu-shot-october-ideal-better-late-early-never/#

All the best in Wellness!

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