The Influenza Vaccine Is Important

The Influenza Vaccine Is Important

It is important for people to get the influenza vaccine. This flu season could be more serious. The predominant strain H3N2 is the nastiest. The strain caused the worst outbreak of the two influenza A viruses and two types of influenza B. Experts say that this is able to change more quickly compared to the other viruses targeted in the 2017-18 seasonal […]

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 […]

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