Fluzone HD (High Dose) - Important option if over 65!

The 65+ age group comprises 15% of Canadians, but 70% of all flu-related hospitalizations, and 90% of flu-related deaths. This population is also significantly more likely to develop secondary infections, such as pneumonia. Fluzone HD (high dose) is a flu vaccine that is new to the Canadian market, indicated specifically for individuals over the age of 65. It has been used extensively in the US for the past several years. It is one of the options that is not available from the Alberta government, and it costs about $80 a dose. There is already a flu vaccine targeted to this age group that is covered, called Fluad. However, the National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) which sets

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