Fluzone Intradermal and High-dose
Rush-Copley Medical Group offices also have Fluzone intradermal and Fluzone High-Dose and Quadrivalent Influenza vaccine.
Fluzone intradermal is injected into the skin instead of the muscle. The intradermal shot uses a much smaller needle than the regular flu shot, and it requires less antigen to be as effective as the regular flu shot. Antigen is the part of the vaccine that helps your body build up protection against flu viruses.
Fluzone High-Dose influenza vaccine is for patients 65 years of age or older. This vaccine was created with a higher dose of antigen in order to give older people (65 years of age or older) a better immune response and therefore better protection against flu.
Quadrivalent influenza vaccine is people ages 6 months and older. This vaccine protects against four different types of influenza where the regular flue shot protects against three different types.