Last week, the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunizations Practices (ACIP) recommended that seniors aged 65 and over should get higher dose flu vaccines. Regular shots, they said, don’t provide enough protection for seniors, whose weakened immune systems don’t respond as well to traditional shots.
CDC FLU Recommendations for 65+
People age 65 and older have the highest risks of flu complications. Protecting this group from the flu is especially important. The ACIP recommended, Fluzone High-Dose, Fluad with an immune booster, or Flublok over standard dose. If the higher doses are not available the panel said seniors should get regular flu shots instead.