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Flu shot (vaccine)

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Flu prevention in healthy Children

Curefacts.com - Evidence icon EVIDENCE | WELL TESTED - 75 studies with 300,000 children
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Flu shot vaccine with “dead” inactivated viruses. 75 studies conducted, with 300,000 children. Prevents 1 flu case in 28 vaccinated children, and 1 influenza-like-illness in 8 vaccinated children. Doesn't prevent flu complications. irritating side effects. Unclear safety.

Flu shot (vaccine)

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Flu prevention in healthy Adults

Curefacts.com - Evidence icon EVIDENCE | WELL TESTED - 69 studies with 70,000 adults
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Flu shot vaccine with “dead” inactivated viruses. 69 studies conducted, with 70,000 adults. Prevents 1 flu case in 71 vaccinated adults, and 1 influenza-like-illness in 40 vaccinated adults. Does not prevent flu complications. Irritating side effects. Unclear safety.

Flu Nasal Aerosol (vaccine)

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Flu prevention in healthy Adults

Curefacts.com - Evidence icon EVIDENCE | WELL TESTED - 69 studies with 70,000 adults
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Flu nose spray vaccine with “live” (weakened) viruses. 69 studies conducted, with 70,000 adults. Prevents 1 flu case in 39 vaccinated adults, and 1 influenza-like-illness in 46 vaccinated adults. Does not prevent flu complications. Strong side effects, and riskier than vaccines with “dead” inactivated viruses.

High Dose Flu shot (vaccine)

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Flu prevention in healthy Seniors

Curefacts.com - Evidence icon EVIDENCE | REASONABLY TESTED - 7 studies with 41,141 seniors
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Flu shot vaccine with high-dose “dead” inactivated viruses. 7 studies conducted, with 41,141 adults. Prevents 1 additional flu case in 200 high-dose vaccinated seniors when compared to regular dose vaccines. Prevention of complications is unclear. irritating side effects. Unclear safety.

Flu Nasal Aerosol (vaccine)

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Flu prevention in healthy Children

Curefacts.com - Evidence icon EVIDENCE | WELL TESTED - 75 studies with 300,000 children
Curefacts.com - Circle icon EFFECTIVENESS | EFFECTIVE for prevention of symptoms
Curefacts.com - Circle icon SAFETY | DANGEROUS
Flu nose spray vaccine with “live” (weakened) viruses. 75 studies conducted, with 300,000 children. Prevents 1 flu case in 6 vaccinated children, and 1 influenza-like-illness in 12 vaccinated children. Does not prevent flu complications. Strong side effects. Known serious harms.

Flu shot (vaccine)

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Flu prevention in healthy Toddlers

Curefacts.com - Evidence icon EVIDENCE | POORLY TESTED - 1 study with 768 toddlers
Curefacts.com - Circle icon EFFECTIVENESS | INEFFECTIVE
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Flu shot vaccine with “dead” inactivated viruses. Only 1 study (clinical trial) conducted, with 786 toddlers. Does not prevent flu symptoms. irritating side effects. Unclear safety.

Flu Nasal Aerosol (vaccine)

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Flu prevention in healthy Toddlers

Curefacts.com - Evidence icon EVIDENCE | NOT TESTED
Curefacts.com - Circle icon EFFECTIVENESS | UNCLEAR
Curefacts.com - Circle icon SAFETY | DANGEROUS
Flu nose spray vaccine with “live” (weakened) viruses. No valid studies conducted, probably since it is regarded as too risky for toddlers. Therefore, no data exists on benefits. High risk potential. Known serious harms.

Flu Nasal Aerosol (vaccine)

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Flu prevention in healthy Seniors

Curefacts.com - Evidence icon EVIDENCE | NOT TESTED
Curefacts.com - Circle icon EFFECTIVENESS | UNCLEAR
Curefacts.com - Circle icon SAFETY | DANGEROUS
Flu nose spray vaccine with “live” (weakened) viruses. Not tested with seniors, since it is considered risky. Therefore no data about benefits or risks exists. High risk potential.

Flu shot (vaccine)

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Flu prevention in healthy Seniors

Curefacts.com - Evidence icon EVIDENCE | POORLY TESTED - 1 study with 1,348 seniors
Curefacts.com - Circle icon EFFECTIVENESS | UNCLEAR
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Flu shot vaccine with “dead” inactivated viruses. Only 1 valid study conducted on benefits and risks, with 1,348 seniors. More research needed. May prevent symptoms, but does not prevent flu complications. Strong side effects.

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