Fall is here, and that means it is time to get your flu vaccine. This vaccine should be received each year, so if you had it last year, you are still due for another.
If you are 65 years or older, you can receive the high dose flu vaccine. This can result in a better immune response than the standard flu vaccine. The high dose vaccine was shown to be 24% more effective in preventing the flu, and associated with a lower risk of hospitalization.
Please contact your pharmacist, primary care physician, or pharmacist about receiving your flu vaccine. If you are a dialysis patient, the flu vaccine should have been offered to you already – speak to your medical team if you have not received it.
If you are a patient of Meadow Kidney Care, we have the standard dose flu vaccine available for our patients. We do not have the high dose vaccine available at this time.