annual flu shots

by Ironwood @, Tuesday, October 13, 2020, 14:05 (43 days ago) @ ZihuaRob

Is there anywhere to get the annual flue shot in Zihuatanejo this year


When they are available you will go to your nearest clinic. We go to El Centro de Salud "El Embalse" on Avenida La Boquita past Soriana. Tel. (755) 136 5993

We got our flu shots here in the frozen north a week ago. Don't know if Mexico is offering (or pushing) the so-called "High Dose" flu shots. These are being heavily promoted in the US, especially for those over age 65 and those with that awful word, "comorbidities".

I Googled for info on the high-dose vaccine, then called our local pharmacy. They said there was little demand for the high-dose, blaming the expense
($80 vs free for the regular stuff), as well as the minimal extra protection, citing studies that show 1.9% of those given the regular flu shot will still contract the virus, vs 1.4% of those receiving the high-dose. Put another way, that's 19 of every 1000 given the regular shot, versus 14 of every 1000 getting the high-dose.

We got the "regular".


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