Flu Shots for the 2016-2017 Season

The CDC recommends trivalent and quadrivalent flu vaccines for 2016-2017. There are different flu shots based upon different age groups as well.

Trivalent Flu Vaccines

The trivalent vaccine is a three component vaccine. The trivalent flu vaccine is a three-component flu vaccine. This vaccine can come as a standard-dose trivalent shot (IIV3), high-dose trivalent shot (Fluzone High-Dose influenza vaccine), recombinant trivalent shot (Flublok Seasonal Influenza Vaccine) and adjuvant trivalent flu shot.

  • Standard-Dose Trivalent Shot (IIV3)
  • High-Dose Trivalent Shot (Fluzone High-Dose influenza vaccine): This shot has been approved for individuals over the age of 65. Being manufactured by Sanofi Pasteur Inc. this is a higher dose intended for older individuals to provide a better immune response to better protect against the flu.
  • Recombinant Trivalent Shot (Flublok Seasonal Influenza Vaccine): This shot is FDA approved for use on individuals 18 years or older. This vaccine is has a shorter shelf life due to the vaccine being manufactured without the use of chicken eggs or the influenza virus.
  • Adjuvant Trivalent Flu Shot (FLUAD™ Flu Vaccine With Adjuvant): Flu shot that contains an adjuvant with an inactivated flu vaccine.

Quadrivalent Flu Vaccines

This vaccine is a four component vaccination containing two influenza A viruses and two influenza B viruses. There are different shots available for different age groups.

Learn more about flu vaccines by visiting the CDC website here.