Prepare your health for flu season; schedule a flu shot appointment at any of Passport Health’s 270+ clinic locations across North America today.
As people get older, their immune systems weaken. What was a simple case of the flu when you were younger can quickly become life-threatening. Up to 91% of flu-related deaths and 70% of flu-related hospitalizations are people over 65.
Make sure you’re protected with a high-dose, designed-for-seniors vaccine like FLUZONE®. The FLUZONE® High-Dose vaccine is significantly more effective than standard flu vaccines. It has four times the antigen of a regular flu shot meaning more protection against the flu.
According to the Canadian National Advisory Committee on Immunization, FLUZONE® High-Dose provides the best protection for individuals over the age of 65.
What’s the Difference Between Fluzone High-Dose Vaccine and Traditional Flu Vaccines?
Both immunizations are injectable flu shots and protect against seasonal influenza. But, Fluzone® High-Dose contains four times the amount of antigen as the normal flu shot. The means seniors who receive the vaccine will have extra protection against the flu.
Should Everyone 65 Years-of-Age and Older Get the Higher-Dose Flu Vaccine?
The immune system weakens as humans age. This places older individuals at greater risk of severe illness. Aging also affects the immune system’s ability to respond to threats. A higher dose flu shot gives older people a better immune response and better protection.
Check with a healthcare professional if this vaccine is right for your medical situation.
Are There Any Precautions I Should Take When Getting a Higher-Dose Flu Vaccine?
Fluzone® High-Dose is like the traditional flu vaccine for side effects and conditions. Speak with a healthcare professional before vaccination to know if it is right for you.
Get your schedule your vaccination appointment today by calling or book online now.