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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It prevents flu infection for 1.4% of the vaccinated adults, but it does not prevent complications or hospitalization. It has irritating side effects and unclear safety.
Note that the information here relates only to HEALTHY adults. Flu vaccines are, for example, essential for asthmatic adults.
Flu shot vaccine with “dead” inactivated viruses
healthy Adults, 16 to 65 years old
Seasonal vaccine (once a year). Most brands - 0.5 mL (Fluzone - 0.25 mL, Fluzone Intradermal - 0.1 mL). One dose.
Prevention of Influenza infection, symptoms and complications.
Prevents 1 case of influenza infection when the vaccine is given to 71 adults. Prevent 1 influenza-like-illness (including similar symptoms due to other viruses and causes) when the vaccine is given to 40 adults. Does not prevent complications or hospitalization.
Unclear. More research needed. Irritating side effects: soreness, redness, and/or swelling from the shot; headache, fever, cough, nausea, muscle aches, itching, sore eyes.
Flu (influenza virus infection and symptoms).
Symptoms and signs:
Cough, dizziness, fever, headache, nausea, pains, runny nose, sore throat, vomiting and aches.
Ear infection, lung infection, Seizures.
Flu shot (vaccine)
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