Flu Vaccine Shortage For Seniors


(Swiftwater, PA) -- There's a nationwide shortage of a powerful flu vaccine designed for seniors.

It's called Fluzone High-Dose and is recommended for people 65 and up because it has more antigens, providing better protection for older people. Sanofi Pasteur, the Pennsylvania-based drug manufacturer that produces Fluzone, denies there's a shortage but seniors in Texas, Maine, Massachusetts and Colorado say they're having trouble locating the high-dose shot.

The CDC estimates that nearly 170-million flu doses will be distributed in the U.S. this year by various drug makers.

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