Study: High-Dose Flu Shot Better Protects Seniors

Posted 12 months ago

By Scott Carlson

vaccination(AP) — A long-awaited study shows that a high-dose flu vaccine for seniors works better than the standard shot.

Standard flu vaccines are only about 30 to 40 percent effective in people 65 and older, who tend to have weaker immune systems. The new study suggests Sanofi’s Fluzone High-Dose vaccine boosts protection to about 50 percent.

The vaccine maker is scheduled to present preliminary results Thursday at a medical meeting in Atlanta.

The study was done during the past two flu seasons, and is the first to measure how much protection the new vaccine actually provides against the flu.

In younger adults, regular vaccines work better, with effectiveness of 60 percent or better. Flu vaccines are recommended for everyone except for babies under 6 months.


  • PB

    Sure, give them more poison that is the solution. This is nothing more than a veiled attempt at euthanasia. People look up the Documentary “Shoots in the Dark” and ask is it worth the risk? Vaccines are being used for population control and immune system destruction, and seem to be the primary cause of Autism.

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