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?
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 .
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%.
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
Al last some honestly about the flu vaccine
If the people let government decide what foods they eat and what medicines they take, their bodies will soon be in as sorry a state as are the souls of those who live under tyranny." Thomas Jefferson.