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#1 of 4 Old 02-21-2013, 08:11 PM - Thread Starter
 
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http://www.nytimes.com/2013/02/22/us/flu-shot-less-effective-for-the-elderly.html?_r=0   protection for the age group at high risk doesn't seem to meet the need-how many will shoot up again next year based on this?


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Something is better than nothing. Also,it has been known for a long time that elderly do not produce good immune response. It make all the more since for the young workers in health care setting to get vaccinated to create a cocoon of protection.

 

I do not vaccinate for myself but for people I work with and for my kid .

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 It make all the more since for the young workers in health care setting to get vaccinated to create a cocoon of protection.

 

 

 

broken down over all for all age groups and the rates are not high - 

  • 6 months to 17 years, 58%.
  • 18 to 49 years, 46%.
  • 50 to 64 years, 50%.
  • 65 and older, 9%.

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/health/2013/02/21/flu-vaccine-doesnt-work-over-65/1934651/

 

most health care workers are not even getting over 50% themselves and retirement age of workers is increasing, those numbers really didn't work that good this year - and we have to remember lots of elderly are not in care facilities 


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Al last some honestly about the flu vaccine 

 

http://www.minnpost.com/second-opinion/2013/02/osterholm-says-officials-should-be-more-frank-about-limits-flu-vaccine

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