CDC panel recommends seniors get newer flu vaccines

CDC panel recommends seniors get newer flu vaccines

CDC panel recommends seniors get newer flu vaccines The agency estimates that there were at least 8M flu illnesses in the 2021-22 season A federal advisory panel said Wednesday that American ages 65 and up should get newer flu vaccines. Regular shots, they said, do not provide enough protection for the seniors, whose weakened immune systems don’t respond as well to traditional shots. The shots include Fluzone High-Dose, Fluad with an immune booster or Flublok. If the newer shots aren't available, the members said seniors should get regular flu shots. WHO MEETING ON MONKEYPOX, POSSIBLE GLOBAL HEALTH EMERGENCY "These influenza vaccines are better but are not yet the home run that we would love to have," panel member Dr. Helen Keipp Talbot, of Vanderbilt University, said. The panel's recommendations are …
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