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What is the intradermal flu vaccine?

The intradermal flu vaccine is a variation of the different flu vaccines offered. It is similar to the traditional intramuscular vaccine in that it contains the three most likely strains of influenza that may cause serious illness. The major difference is that the intradermal vaccine uses a much smaller needle, but it can only be offered to adults 18 to 64 years of age. The traditional vaccine can be given to anyone over 6 months of age.

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