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Why It’s Time For A Rethink On Flu Vaccination

Saturday, November 19, 2016 21:41
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from The Conversation

– this post authored by Derek Gatherer, Lancaster University

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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