It does not matter which flu-vaccine you take – just take it. Whatever your doctor or pharmacist have.

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It is always fascinating to watch vaccine-related hearings.
In this one, we are told that the regular, lower-dose flu vaccine is less effective for seniors.
And Dr Schuchat:  Principal Deputy-Director of the CDC was asked whether they recommend the high-dose flu vaccine for seniors, rather than the low-dose, less effective vaccine.

Surprisingly, Dr. Schuchat’s response suggests that, regardless of info that the high-dose flu vaccine 24% more effective in the elderly population,  “the CDC does not recommend a preference for the high dose (influenza vaccine) over the regular dose.”

“The vaccine that they have at the Doctor’s office or the pharmacy is the one that you should get”.

One has to wonder why Dr. Schuchat is so intent of everyone taking whatever is available at the doctor’s office, even if it is not particularly effective for them.