Influenza: You have options

Flu season is swiftly approaching. While the flu and the flu shot are not nice, this flu season sounds better than ever. The 2013-14 flu shot is already available and it’s said to be better than ever. This year the flu shot and nasal spray covers all four strains of the virus instead of the three it covered previously.

This is good news to me because I hear cases about people getting their flu shot but they still end up infected with the flu. I think to myself, how can it be? Why get the flu shot if you’re still going to get the flu? Well, I guess for some, they had that unlucky “strain #4.” But 3 out of 4 was so last year.

If you thought that news was exciting enough, there are even more reasons why this year will be better than ever. Here are some other new influenza vaccine options:

Are you elderly?
High-dose vaccine for the elderly to boost immune response and protection

Are you allergic to eggs?
Those with egg allergies have the option of two new vaccines without egg protiens

Are you afraid of needles?
A new vaccine can be delivered by a tiny micro-needle into the skin.

Watch the video below from ICT News Desk regarding new the new personalized approach to vaccine options according to Mayo Clinic vaccine expert Dr. Gregory Polland.



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by | 09/25/2013 · 1:00 am

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