Some flu vaccines promise a little more protection

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For the first time, certain flu vaccines will guard against four strains of flu rather than the usual three, according to The Associated Press.

Called quadrivalent vaccines, these brands may prove more popular for children than their parents. That’s because kids tend to catch the newly added strain more often.

According to the report, the four-in-one vaccines are so new that they’ll make up only a fraction of the nation’s supply of flu vaccine, so if you want a dose, better start looking early.

Even more flu vaccine options will become available this year including egg-free shots, shots for those 65-and-older and a skin-deep prick option for the needle-phobic.

Read more: The Associated Press