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New flu vaccine for over-65s

Jab offers increased protection for older patients

Over-65s on the Isle of Man will receive a new flu vaccine this year.

The immune system doesn't respond as well to the traditional vaccine in those aged 65 and over, but the adjuvanted jab is designed to improve the body's immune response.

Those who are eligible for the vaccination programme are now being advised to book an appointment with their GPs or at a pharmacy ahead of the flu season.

Director of Public Health Dr Henrietta Ewart explains how the new vaccine works:

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