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Flu Shots do protect the elderly, Newer data reveals
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Flu Shots do protect the elderly, Newer data reveals

A 10 years study published early this week by NEJM.
Elderly who get the flu shot are: 
  •  27 per cent less likely to be hospitalized with flu or pneumonia
  •  48 per cent less likely to die from flu-related complications.
"Effectiveness of Influenza Vaccine in the Community-Dwelling Elderly."
Nichol, Kristin L., Nordin, James D., Nelson, David B., Mullooly, John P., Hak, Eelko
N Engl J Med 2007 357: 1373-1381
Volume 357:1373-1381, October 4, 2007, Number 14

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