Why there are different vaccines for under and over 65 year olds
Under 65’s are being offered a 4 strain vaccine because they are more vulnerable to the additional B strain which is included in this vaccine.
Over 65’s are much less vulnerable to this B strain, so are receiving a 3 strain vaccine. This particular vaccine has been adapted to create a STRONGER immune response within the body, because older bodies have a weaker immune system. Therefore they will have a higher level of immunity by using this enhanced vaccine.
Because supply of these vaccines is outside our control and delivery is staggered over 3 months, we are trying to ensure our patients are vaccinated as quickly and effectively as possible.
Sometimes you may be asked to wait for your flu jab, if you would like to find out more information why you are being asked to wait, please use the link below: