Some people concerned about shortage of high dose flu shots

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VANDERBURGH COUNTY, Ind. (WEHT) – A shortage of high dose flu shots is concerning some older adults.

The Vanderburgh County Health Department says people older than 65 are recommended to take a high dose flu shot.

Director of Clinical Outreach, Lynn Herr, says there is an option rather than not getting the shot at all.

“Then we need to have a conversation with our primary caregiver saying go ahead and get the regular or go ahead and wait for the higher dose flu shot.”

According to the CDC, the high dose vaccine helps people 65 years or older have a better fight against the flu.

This shot contains four times the antigen than a regular flu shot.

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(This story was originally published on October 10, 2019)

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