Influenza Vaccine Less Effective in Seniors Taking Statins

Influenza Vaccine Less Effective in Seniors Taking Statins

On Oct. 29, 2015, The Journal of Infectious Diseases published the results of two studies that indicate the influenza vaccine is less effective in seniors taking statins. According to CBS News, the studies were funded by the Switzerland-based pharmaceutical company, Novartis. The first study took place during the 2009-2010 and 2010-2011 flu seasons and included nearly 7,000 adults […]

Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Concerns Raised

Flu Vaccine Effectiveness Concerns Raised

Research revealed by Public Health England (PHE) suggests there were significantly more deaths from flu than expected, flu vaccine effectiveness concerns have been raised. Evidence shows the current vaccine is stopping only three out of every 100 vaccinated from developing the illness. The agency stated that a “drift” or mutation in the virus has caused mismatching […]

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