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Flu shot (vaccine) for prevention of Flu in Adults with Cystic Fibrosis

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    Bottom Line

  • Flu shot vaccine with “dead” inactivated viruses. 2 studies conducted, with 36 adults. Unclear benefits. Irritating side effects and unclear safety.

    • Curefacts.com -  Evidence icon EVIDENCE | POORLY TESTED
    • Curefacts.com -  Effectiveness icon EFFECTIVENESS | UNCLEAR
    • Curefacts.com -  Safety Circle icon SAFETY | UNCLEAR SAFETY

Recommendations

Avoid this treatment:

No data exists on benefits. More research is needed. High probability for side effects.

About Flu shot (vaccine)

Flu shot vaccine with “dead” inactivated viruses

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    Target Population:

    Adults with Cystic Fibrosis, 16 to 65 years old

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    Dosage:

    Seasonal vaccine (once a year). Most brands - 0.5 mL (Fluzone - 0.25 mL, Fluzone Intradermal - 0.1 mL). One dose.

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    Goal:

    Prevention of Influenza infection, symptoms and complications.

Research Summary

  • Curefacts.com - Green Pages icon Poorly tested
  • 2 Clinical Studies
  • 36 Curefacts.com - Tooltip icon Adults Tested
  • Unclear
  • Benefits:

    Unclear. It does evoke immune system response, but it is not clear if this response brings actual benefits (prevention of flu symptoms and flu complications).

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  • Risks:

    Unclear. More research needed. The studies resulted high frequency of side effects, but none were life threatening or persistent. Irritating side effects include: soreness, redness, and/or swelling from the shot; headache, fever, cough, nausea, muscle aches, itching, sore eyes.

Influenza virus infection Overview

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    Medical problem:

    Flu (influenza virus infection and symptoms).

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    Symptoms and signs:

    Cough, dizziness, fever, headache, nausea, pains, runny nose, sore throat, vomiting and aches.

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    Complications:

    Ear infection, lung infection, Seizures.

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