It is also easier because of the variety. There is a flu shot for everyone. The elderly can get a high dose shot.
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If you are over 49 and you still don't like needleshealth officials say a new inter-dermal shot became available last year. It uses a needle, but it is more of a prick than a shot.
Some doctor's offices are also offering preservative-free vaccines for kids 4 to 18 to pacify the more health-conscious parents. You should call ahead to see if your provider carries the flu shot that you'd like to get. Not all providers carry all types.
Health department officials say although the options for how to get vaccinated have changed, the most important thing is to get it. They say flu-prevention techniques like coughing into your sleeve, sneezing into a tissue, and washing your hands are still effective ways to protect yourself.