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Monnie45 10-04-2010 12:14 PM

High dose flu shot
 
Hi, I am 65 with myotonic dystrophy2 and need my flu shot. I am also a healthcare provider. Does anyone know of any contraindications to the high dose flu shot.

Marlene

pa235 10-17-2010 03:55 PM

Re: High dose flu shot
 
[QUOTE=Monnie45;4339071]Hi, I am 65 with myotonic dystrophy2 and need my flu shot. I am also a healthcare provider. Does anyone know of any contraindications to the high dose flu shot.

Marlene[/QUOTE]

Hi Marlene,

From what I am reading after doing a search the CDC is not recommending either shot over the other, reg or high dose. They are not even sure that high dose will give more protection.

I am over 65 and definately will not take a shot that has 6times the vaccine a reg. shot has. They say us oldies have been exposed to so many different virues that we have built immunity to some. I have taken the flu shot for years and intend to get the reg, one this year.

Monnie45 10-18-2010 03:42 AM

Re: High dose flu shot
 
Thanks, actually I did get the regular. The pharmicist was a bit skeptical of the high dose and I called my doctor and she recommended the regular. Us oldies...........huh!!!!!!! :(


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