Fluzone High Dose Vaccine, a new flu vaccine designed specifically for people 65 years and older is still available at all Green River District Health Department County Health Centers including those in Ohio, McLean and Hancock Counties. The cost of the vaccine is covered by Medicare.
Fluzone High-Dose is an injectable flu vaccine made from the 3 flu strains most likely to cause illness for this particular flu season to protect people from influenza. Fluzone High-Dose vaccines contain 4 times the amount of antigen contained in regular flu shots. The additional antigen is intended to create a stronger immune response in the person getting the vaccine.