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Children should be targeted with flu vaccinations

作者:向壮    发布时间:2019-03-02 02:20:07    

OUR strategy for flu vaccination is all wrong, a series of studies suggests. Instead of targeting elderly people, health agencies might prevent more deaths by vaccinating as many children as possible. A study by Lone Simonsen of the US National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease concludes that flu vaccination makes little difference when it comes to saving the lives of elderly people. Her team found no change in the winter death rate of elderly people between 1980 and 2001, even though the number given flu vaccination jumped from 15 to 65 per cent during this period,

 

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