According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are several ways that the elderly can prepare for the cold and flu season, which include:
- getting a flu vaccine;
- taking preventive measures to stop the spread of germs; and
- if you do get the flu, take antiviral drugs that your doctor prescribes.
Despite many older adults getting their flu shots, the CDC indicates that there are still a high number of them who are hospitalized due to flu-related complications.
So efforts are being made to boost the immune system by offering a flu shot that has 4 times the amount of dead flu virus as what is currently available. This vaccine is being manufactured by a French pharmaceutical company, Sanofi Pasteur.
Clinical trials so far have shown a favorable response. However, they won't be completed until 2014.
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