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Insignificant

Flu prevention in healthy Children

EVIDENCE | WELL TESTED - 75 studies with 300,000 children
EFFECTIVENESS | MILD BENEFITS for prevention of symptoms
SAFETY | MILD RISKS
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.

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Insignificant

Flu prevention in healthy Adults

EVIDENCE | WELL TESTED - 69 studies with 70,000 adults
EFFECTIVENESS | MILD BENEFITS for prevention of symptoms
SAFETY | MILD RISKS
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 jab (vaccine)


Ineffective

Flu prevention in healthy Toddlers

EVIDENCE | POORLY TESTED - 1 study with 768 toddlers
EFFECTIVENESS | INEFFECTIVE
SAFETY | MILD RISKS
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 jab (vaccine)


Ineffective

Flu prevention in pregnant Adults

EVIDENCE | NEEDS MORE TESTING - 1 study with 2,116 adults
EFFECTIVENESS | INEFFECTIVE
SAFETY | MILD RISKS
Flu shot vaccine with “dead” inactivated viruses. 1 study conducted, with 2,116 pregnant women. Does not seem to flu prevent symptoms and does not prevent flu complications (for mothers and for their babies). Irritating side effects. Unclear safety.

Flu jab (vaccine)


Unclear

Flu prevention in healthy Seniors

EVIDENCE | POORLY TESTED - 1 study with 1,348 seniors
EFFECTIVENESS | UNCLEAR
SAFETY | MILD RISKS
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.

Flu jab (vaccine)


Unclear

Flu prevention in Children with Cancer

EVIDENCE | NEEDS MORE TESTING - 10 studies with 770 children
EFFECTIVENESS | UNCLEAR
SAFETY | MILD RISKS
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.

Flu jab (vaccine)


Unclear

Flu prevention in Children with Cystic Fibrosis

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

Flu jab (vaccine)


Unclear

Flu prevention in Adults with Cystic Fibrosis

EVIDENCE | POORLY TESTED - 2 studies with 36 adults
EFFECTIVENESS | UNCLEAR
SAFETY | UNCLEAR SAFETY
Flu shot vaccine with “dead” inactivated viruses. 2 studies conducted, with 36 adults. Unclear benefits. Irritating side effects and unclear safety.

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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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