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A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee receives an intranasal influenza vaccine in November 2010. (Carol E. Davis/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)
A U.S. Army Corps of Engineers employee receives an intranasal influenza vaccine in November 2010. (Carol E. Davis/U.S. Army Corps of Engineers)

Health experts hope new options for flu vaccines might entice more people to get vaccinated this year, ahead of peak flu season.

There are egg-free vaccines and ones administered with shorter microneedles. There are vaccines that include four strains of the flu instead of the usual three, available for the first time in nasal spray form.

There are also special high-dose immune-boosting shots for seniors.

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  • William Schaffner, physician and chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at Vanderbilt University.

This segment aired on September 12, 2013.

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