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Old 10-08-2019, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Georgia, USA
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Pharmacists told me they returned their vaccine in August due to a change in target.
Truly, they did tell me that.
It is possible they returned unused 2018 - 2019 vaccine. They can do that and get refunds. Last year's vaccine cannot be used for this year. They would not be returning 2019-2020 product.
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Old 10-08-2019, 07:59 PM
 
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Publix. Hubby and me each got $10 gift card. Flu shots + free groceries = happy.
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Old 10-08-2019, 08:10 PM
 
Location: Lake Gaston, NC
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Publix. Hubby and me each got $10 gift card. Flu shots + free groceries = happy.
Clearance of last year’s flu shots 👌

Just kidding - Just kidding 😂 .. 🤔
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Old 10-08-2019, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Foot of the Rockies
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Pharmacists told me they returned their vaccine in August due to a change in target.
Truly, they did tell me that.
That is not what happened. See this: https://www.pharmacytimes.com/contri...prove-coverage
"The vaccine selection came after the VRBPAC and the WHO made the uncharacteristic step of delaying the decision on which Influenza A (H3N2) strain to include in the vaccine composition. The 3 other strains in the vaccine were chosen on February 21, 2019 by the WHO and VRBPAC on March 6, 2019. The 2 strains recommended to cover the Victoria and Yamagata lineages of Influenza B remain unchanged. However, experts recommend a new strain for Influenza A (H1N1)pdm09-like virus in February based on data of circulating viruses. The recommendation for the Influenza (H3N2) strain was made by the WHO on March 21, 2019 and chosen for United States vaccines by VRBPAC 1 day later."

By March 22, 2019, the strains were "set in stone" so to speak. Flu vaccine expires June 30. Usually you return your left-overs in July.
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Old 10-09-2019, 02:34 AM
 
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I noticed Wake Med opened a new pediatric walk in clinic on Walnut near Crossroads in Cary.
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Old 10-09-2019, 05:16 AM
 
Location: Carolina Shores NC
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I hate to hear they didn’t get the vaccine right. I got the senior shot if that makes any difference. I’ll stop at Publix and check with the pharmacist.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:14 AM
 
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"The vaccine selection came after the VRBPAC and the WHO made the uncharacteristic step of delaying the decision on which Influenza A (H3N2) strain to include in the vaccine composition."
These choices can make a big difference. A few years ago I contracted a strain of H3N2 while on a business trip to Chile. Was the worst case of flu I've ever had. I didn't know that WHO publishes a different vaccine recommendation for the Southern Hemisphere. They just came out with the recommendation for 2020.

But whether it's north or south, the medical community is just making an educated guess about what strains to include. Some years they get it right, some years they don't.
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Old 10-09-2019, 07:42 AM
 
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I hate to hear they didn’t get the vaccine right. I got the senior shot if that makes any difference. I’ll stop at Publix and check with the pharmacist.
We don't know yet what the dominant strains will be. That is pure fear-mongering.
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Old 10-09-2019, 09:58 AM
 
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These choices can make a big difference. A few years ago I contracted a strain of H3N2 while on a business trip to Chile. Was the worst case of flu I've ever had. I didn't know that WHO publishes a different vaccine recommendation for the Southern Hemisphere. They just came out with the recommendation for 2020.

But whether it's north or south, the medical community is just making an educated guess about what strains to include. Some years they get it right, some years they don't.
It's something between "educated guess" and "hard science". Here's a good article about it.
https://www.cdc.gov/flu/prevent/vaccine-selection.htm

Another problem is that H3N2 strains tend to mutate more quickly than the others.
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Old 10-09-2019, 10:48 AM
 
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Yes, but the fundamental limitation is still a quadrivalent vaccine that protects against two A's and two B's. Even when there are compelling indications that more than four strains are likely to circulate in significant numbers, the vaccine is limited to four total... and in some cases people are still getting the trivalent vaccine.
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