Flu vaccines work in children but NOT the elderly



Last winter's flu vaccine reduced the risk of infection by 66 per cent in children but was ineffective in the elderly, according to Public Health England (PHE). 
Among youngsters, the jab was eight per cent more efficacious than the previous year and worked the best since it was first used in children in 2013.
Yet, the vaccine was ineffective in people aged 65 and over.
This is thought to be due to the jab failing to protect against the H3 flu strain, which circulated last winter.
Each year, the World Health Organization selects the three most common strains of flu to create the best... read more

 
1 September 2017 in Health, Views: 54
Source: Daily Mail
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