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Old 10-04-2010, 12:14 PM   #1
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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.

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Re: High dose flu shot

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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
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.
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Old 10-18-2010, 03:42 AM   #3
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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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