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Flu shot vaccines (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.

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Flu prevention in healthy Adults

Curefacts.com - Evidence icon EVIDENCE | WELL TESTED - 69 studies with 70,000 adults
Curefacts.com - Circle icon EFFECTIVENESS | MILD BENEFITS for prevention of symptoms
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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.

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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.

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Flu prevention in pregnant Adults

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

Flu shot vaccines (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.

Flu shot vaccines (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
Curefacts.com - Circle icon EFFECTIVENESS | UNCLEAR
Curefacts.com - Circle icon SAFETY | UNCLEAR SAFETY
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 prevention in Adults with Cystic Fibrosis

Curefacts.com - Evidence icon EVIDENCE | POORLY TESTED - 2 studies with 36 adults
Curefacts.com - Circle icon EFFECTIVENESS | UNCLEAR
Curefacts.com - Circle icon 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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