Flu shot vaccine with high-dose “dead” inactivated viruses. 7 studies conducted, with 41,141 adults. Prevents 1 additional flu case in 200 high-dose vaccinated seniors when compared to regular dose vaccines. Prevention of complications is unclear. irritating side effects. Unclear safety.
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It seems better than regular dose vaccination for seniors, but it is unclear if it prevents complications.
Providing high-dose vaccines for seniors makes sense, since seniors have a weaker immune system and a lower antibody response to vaccines.
Note that the information here relates only to HEALTHY seniors. Flu vaccines are, for example, essential for asthmatic seniors.
Flu shot vaccine with high dose “dead” inactivated viruses
healthy Seniors, 65 year old and above
Seasonal vaccine (once a year). 0.5 mL (with 60 μg of each vaccine antigen - four times the regular amount). One dose.
Prevention of Influenza infection, symptoms and complications.
Prevents 1 case of influenza infection when the high-dose vaccine instead of regular vaccine is given to 200 seniors. Does not necessarily prevent complications.
Unclear. More research needed. Irritating side effects: soreness, redness, and/or swelling from the shot; headache, fever, cough, nausea, muscle aches, itching, sore eyes.
Flu (influenza virus infection and symptoms).
Symptoms and signs:
Cough, dizziness, fever, headache, nausea, pains, runny nose, sore throat, vomiting and aches.
Ear infection, lung infection, Seizures.
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