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Flucelvax (vaccine) for prevention of Influenza in healthy Seniors

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    Bottom Line

  • 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.

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

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Unclear impact. More research is needed. May prevent flu symptoms but does not seem to prevent complications. Strong side effects. Unclear safety.

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Note that the information here relates only to HEALTHY seniors. Flu vaccines are, for example, essential for asthmatic seniors.

About Flucelvax (vaccine)

Flu shot vaccine with “dead” inactivated viruses

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    Target Population:

    healthy Seniors, 65 year old and above

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    Dosage:

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

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    Goal:

    Prevention of Influenza infection, symptoms and complications.

Research Summary

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  • 1 Clinical Studies
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  • Benefits:

    Unclear. More research is needed. May prevent symptoms, but does not seem to prevent complications.

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  • Risks:

    Unclear. More research needed. Irritating side effects: 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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