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Flu jab for Prevention of Flu in Children

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Flu jab (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 | MILD BENEFITS for prevention of symptoms
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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 jab (vaccine)

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Flu prevention in Children with Cancer

Curefacts.com - Evidence icon EVIDENCE | NEEDS MORE TESTING - 10 studies with 770 children
Curefacts.com - Circle icon EFFECTIVENESS | UNCLEAR
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Flu shot vaccine with “dead” inactivated viruses in children with cancer undergoing chemotherapy. 10 studies conducted, with 770 children. Generates a relatively mild immune response during chemotherapy. Prevention of flu symptoms and complications is unknown and was not measured. Mild side effects.

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Flu prevention in Children with Cystic Fibrosis

Curefacts.com - Evidence icon EVIDENCE | POORLY TESTED - 4 studies with 143 children
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Flu shot vaccine with “dead” inactivated viruses. 4 studies conducted, with 143 children. Unclear benefits. Irritating side effects and unclear safety.

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Flu jab

Influenza vaccines, also known as flu shots or flu jabs, are vaccines that protect against infection by influenza virus. A new version of the vaccine is developed twice a year as the influenza virus rapidly changes.Their effectiveness varies from year to year. The effectiveness in those under two years old and over 65 years old is unknown due to the low quality of the research. (source)

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