Why it’s time for a rethink on flu vaccination

Gatherer, Derek (2016) Why it’s time for a rethink on flu vaccination. The Conversation.

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Abstract

I recently had my annual flu shot. Along with all the others who’ve received it, I’ll be hoping that it does the job of preventing me catching flu this winter – or at least reducing the severity of the disease if I do get it. Most years, it works, but occasionally things don’t go to plan. Winter 2014-2015’s vaccine was considerably less effective than usual and the flu caused 3,000 excess deaths per week in the UK alone in January 2015.

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01 Oct 2020 15:30
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