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Flu Vaccine for People 65+



As we age, our bodies change and so do our immune systems.  That’s why Fluzone High-Dose vaccine is specially formulated for people 65 years of age and older.

The Flu Can be Scary for People 65+
Getting older means greater risk of complications from the flu. Each year approximately 90 percent of flu-related deaths and 60 percent of the flu-related hospitalizations in the US occur in people 65 years of age and older.  That’s why it’s important to help protect yourself. Talk to your health care professional at South Strand Internists & Urgent Care to find out if Fluzone High-Dose vaccine is right for you.

Higher Dose for a Stronger Immune Response
As you get older, your immune system weakens, which means your antibody response after getting the traditional flu vaccine isn’t as high as it used to be.  This high-dose vaccine is made for people 65+ and it helps promote a stronger immune response to the flu.