As we age, our bodies change and so do our immune systems.3
Thats why FLUZONE® High-Dose vaccine is specially formulated for people 65 years of age and older.1

The Flu Can Be Scary for People 65+2

Seniors represent 15% of Canadas population.4 Yet in 2014-2015, adults 65+ accounted for 70% of influenza-related hospitalizations and 91% of influenza-related deaths.5

Adults 65 years of age and older are particularly vulnerable to influenza.6 Thats why it is important to help protect yourself.

74% of Canadians 65+ reported having at least ONE
chronic condition,7* many of which may put them at high risk for
influenza and its complications.2

*Arthritis, asthma, cancer, chronic pain, depression, diabetes, emphysema/COPD,
heart disease, kidney disease, high blood pressure, mood disorders (other than depression).

Canadas National Advisory Committee on Immunization (NACI) recommends influenza immunization for high-risk individuals, such as adults 65+ and people with chronic diseases.2

According to NACI2

Considering the burden of disease associated with influenza
A(H3N2) and the evidence of superior efficacy of high dose TIV
[FLUZONE® High-Dose] compared to standard dose TIV [FLUZONE®],
it appears high dose TIV would provide the greatest benefit
to the ≥65 years age group.2

For persons aged 65 years and over, the risk for influenza-attributed death was:6

 
5X
greater among those with chronic heart disease
 
 
 
12X
greater among those with chronic lung disease
 
 
20X
greater among those with BOTH chronic heart and lung conditions

Did you know?

Influenza vaccines are updated anually to keep up with changing flu viruses.1

THE FLUZONE® VACCINE WITH
4X
THE AMOUNT OF ANTIGEN FOR A STRONGER IMMUNE
RESPONSE2,8


A Higher Dose for Better Protection Against the Flu than FLUZONE® Vaccine8

As you get older, your immune system weakens,3 which means your antibody response after getting the standard-dose vaccine isnt as high as it used to be.9,10 FLUZONE® High-Dose vaccine is made for people 65+1 and it helps promote a stronger immune response to the flu than FLUZONE® vaccine.8

24.2% more effective than FLUZONE® vaccine1

FLUZONE® High-Dose has four times the amount of antigen of our standard-dose flu shot,2 which helps produce a stronger immune response to the flu.8 In a clinical study, FLUZONE® High-Dose vaccine was 24.2% more effective than FLUZONE® vaccine in preventing laboratory-confirmed influenza in people 65 years of age and older.1

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ASK ABOUT FLUZONE® HIGH-DOSE VACCINE

Use the Following Questions
to Find Out More From Your Doctor or Pharmacist:

  • Whats the difference between FLUZONE® High-Dose vaccine and FLUZONE® vaccine?
  • Should everyone 65 years of age and older get the higher-dose flu vaccine, or are there some exceptions?
  • Are there any precautions I should take when getting a higher dose
    flu vaccine?
  • Are there more side effects associated with a higher-dose?

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Thank you for your interest in FLUZONE® High-Dose. Please come back in September to check the new list of clinics for the 2018-2019 flu season