CDC panel recommends US seniors get souped-up flu vaccines
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal advisory panel says Americans 65 and older should get newer, souped-up flu vaccines.
The panel unanimously recommended certain flu vaccines for seniors, whose weakened immune systems don’t respond as well to traditional shots.
Options include a high-dose vaccine, one with an added immune booster and one made with insect cells instead of chicken eggs.
U.S. officials currently say that all Americans 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine every season.
This would be the first time the government has stated a flu vaccine preference for older adults.
The panel’s recommendations usually are adopted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.