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The Federal Advisory Board said on Wednesday that Americans over the age of 65 should be vaccinated with the new flu vaccine.
They said that on normal shots, older people with weakened immunity could not adequately protect older people who did not respond as well as traditional shots.
Shots include Fluzone High-Dose, Fluad with immune booster, or Flublok.
Members said older people should be vaccinated against the flu on a regular basis if new shots are not available.
Huntington, NY: Wendy Gonzalez, RN, Preparation 2021 On December 8, 2014, I was vaccinated against influenza at the Huntington Village Pediatrics Department in Huntington, NY.(Photo courtesy of Steve Pfost / Newsday RM, via Getty Images)
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"These flu vaccinesare excellent, but not yet the home run we want." "Dr. Helen Kap Talbot, a panel member at Vanderbilt University, said.
Panel recommendations are typically adopted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), but this is the first time the government has expressed a preference for influenza vaccines for this age group.
Washington Governor Jay Insley, left , On Thursday, October 15, 2020, was vaccinated against influenza by Cenetra Pickens, a nurse at Kaiser Permanente, at the Capitol in Olympia, Washington.(AP Photo / Ted S. Warren)
CDC officials said last winter's flu vaccine was so serious that it required a doctor's consultation. He reported that he was only 35% effective in preventing the symptoms of the flu.
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The agency stated that everyone over 6 months should be vaccinated with the flu vaccine every year.
File-January this Thursday .. On 23, 2020, file photo, patient vaccinated against influenza in Mesquite, Texas. (AP Photo / LM Otero, file)
People over the age of 65 are at increased risk of developing influenza complicationsWill be.
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In recent years, seasonal flu-related deaths have been over 65 years old. It is occurring in.
50% to 70% of seasonal influenza-related hospitalizations occur among people in this age group.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
Julia Musto is a FoxNews Digital reporter. She can be found on Twitter at @JuliaElenaMusto.