What is the FLUAD Quad vaccine?

FLUAD QUADRIVALENT is an inactivated influenza vaccine indicated for active immunization against influenza disease caused by influenza virus subtypes A and types B contained in the vaccine. FLUAD QUADRIVALENT is approved for use in persons 65 years of age and older.

What is better fluzone or FLUAD?

Fluzone High-Dose contains four times the antigen that’s in a standard dose, effectively making it a stronger version of the regular flu shot. FLUAD pairs the regular vaccine with an adjuvant, an immune stimulant, to cause the immune system to have a higher response to the vaccine.

Which is better for seniors FLUAD or Fluzone?

A 2020 study published in The Journal of Infectious Disease showed that both Fluzone (high dose) and Fluad (adjuvanted) are effective in preventing the flu and flu-related hospitalizations among older adults.

What is the flu shot for seniors called?

Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent is the only licensed high-dose inactivated influenza (flu) vaccine; it is manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur Inc. Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent is a four-component (quadrivalent) flu vaccine approved for people 65 years and older.

Who should get the quadrivalent flu vaccine?

The high-dose quadrivalent vaccine (Fluzone) is designed specifically for people ages 65 and older. Flu-related complications increase with age because older individuals have a weaker immune system. Fluzone contains four times the amount of flu virus antigen as a standard-dose shot.

Can you give fluad to under 65?

No. Fluad Tetra is only licensed for use in adults age 65 and over. It should not be used in persons under the age of 65. People under the age of 65 in should be offered the age appropriate flu vaccine.

What is the extra strength flu shot for seniors?

Is fluad egg based?

Why do flu vaccines contain egg protein? Most flu vaccines today are produced using an egg-based manufacturing process and thus contain a small amount of egg protein called ovalbumin.

What is the name of the senior flu shot?

Fluzone High-Dose Quadrivalent is a four-component (quadrivalent) flu vaccine approved for people 65 years and older.

What is the difference between the regular flu shot and the over 65 flu shot?

In response to a regular flu shot, older people produce 50% to 75% fewer antibodies, which protect against the vaccine antigens, than do younger adults. Studies have found higher antibody levels in older adults who received high-dose flu vaccines than in those who received standard-dose flu vaccines.