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Plano, TX
A 66-year-old female asked:

i am 68. should i get stronger flu shot or one which covers more strains of the flu?

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Dr. Olakitan Akinjagunla
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Higher dose: You have 2 choices the regular dose flu shot and the higher-dose flu shot designed for people 65years of age and older. This higher dose flu shot results in a stronger immune response and reduces the complications from the flu virus infection in elderly people. Take one as soon as it is available in your area

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