Flu vaccine could also protect from pneumonia

A new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association indicates that vaccination against influenza is associated with a ‘significantly reduced risk’ of developing pneumonia.

Dr Grijalva of the Department of Health Policy at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine stated ‘The estimated vaccine effectiveness was 57%. This means that about 57% of hospitalisations due to influenza-associated pneumonia could be prevented through vaccination’.

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