Medical News Today: Good moods may boost flu shot efficacy for seniors

Medical News Today: Good moods may boost flu shot efficacy for seniors

Flu vaccines are an easy and important preventive measure against seasonal influenza viruses. Many, if not most, of us choose to go through the mild and short-lived discomfort of getting a flu shot each year so that we may avoid coming to more grief later. The most recent data provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that vaccination reduces the risk of catching the virus by 40 to 60 percent among the general United States population. Overall, however, the vaccines tend to be more effective for children, teenagers, and adults up to 65 years of age...

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