Research supports high-dose flu vaccine for those with HIV

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Philadelphia Inquirer

A quadruple-dose flu vaccine for the elderly also provides better protection for people with HIV, researchers reported. Some doctors may begin offering it to their HIV patients but insurance companies are unlikely to cover it without a CDC recommendation. "Obviously, you want something that will be effective," said Ellen Tedaldi, director of Temple University School of Medicine's HIV program. "It will be interesting to see how this translates into practice," she said.