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Shortage of high-dose vaccine impacting seniors

If you’re a senior, and you need the high dose flu vaccine, you may be having trouble getting your flu shot. That’s because there’s a shortage in the high-dose vaccine for those 65 and older.

The NewsChannel 9 Your Stories Team has heard from several people dealing with this issue. Phyllis Vanhorn and her husband ran into roadblocks at both the doctors and the pharmacy.

“The doctor sent a message saying he should go to the pharmacy, a pharmacy because his supply was getting low,” Phyllis Vanhorn, an advocate for seniors.

Vanhorn and her husband traveled to four different pharmacies throughout Onondaga County looking for the flu vaccine, specifically targeted for ages 65 and older. She says all of them told her they ran out. But they finally found luck Thursday afternoon at their fifth and final pharmacy.

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