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micah35
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Posted - Oct 09 2019 :  9:01:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Wondering whether anyone here who is under 65 y/o gets (or has had a doctor recommend) the stronger "normally 65+" flu shot due to having COPD/lung issues and the sometimes irreversible detrimental effects the flu can have on people with COPD. Thanks for any input.

Dave-OH
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Posted - Oct 09 2019 :  11:34:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Until I turned 65 they would not give me the stronger flu shot. I waited several days until my 65th birthday to get the stronger one.

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micah35
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Posted - Oct 10 2019 :  5:40:20 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks, Dave. That seems to be the norm, but I'm surprised that they don't consider any factors other than age.
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klm49
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Posted - Oct 11 2019 :  06:25:57 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Interesting... I get the Flu shot every year. I just go to Dr.'s pffice and I don't know if I get regular or over 65 one. I'll have to ask Dr. at next check up.
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sslei
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Posted - Oct 11 2019 :  08:39:37 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I got my flu shot on the 9th and they told me I was getting a high dose flu shot, my arm is sorer than usual, don't know if that had anything to do with it.
Sandy L.
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MDC
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Posted - Oct 12 2019 :  10:40:54 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I was looking yesterday and saw I have gotten high-dose last 2 years. I turn 65 in Nov. Got to get it next week.

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gms
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Posted - Oct 12 2019 :  12:18:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by sslei

I got my flu shot on the 9th and they told me I was getting a high dose flu shot, my arm is sorer than usual, don't know if that had anything to do with it.
Sandy L.


I've gotten the high dose shot for several years now with varying degrees of residual pain. I'm thinking it depends more on who, how and where you get it more than the actual strength of the shot. My last shot, 3 weeks ago was given by the pharmacist at my local Sams club as my doctor hadn't gotten the high dose stuff in yet... and it was the least painful flue shot I've received. We were both sitting when she administered the shot. A couple of taps with her knee against my leg distracted me so I never felt the injection and the residual pain was gone within 48 hours instead of the almost week long discomfort from previous shots.

Edited by - gms on Oct 12 2019 12:20:14 PM
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