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Do Elderly Patients Even Benefit from the Flu Vaccine?
The debate over whether influenza vaccines are valuable in elderly patients may be put to end as a study from Brown University has verified that the strategy has made a positive impact.
A new strategy may be able to effectively prevent transmission of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), other sexually transmitted viruses, and additional illnesses.
Researchers from the University of Utah School of Medicine claimed large familial units experience viral infections more often — 87% of the year to be exact.
The current nasal spray flu vaccine on the market is not approved for all age groups – so what’s another option for those excluded individuals besides the flu shot? Researchers may have found a way to broaden the range on the nasal spray.
Japanese research suggests that influenza vaccination using a dissolving microneedle patch made of hyaluronic acid appears to be promising for practical use as an easy and effective method to replace conventional injection systems.
Some states experience more preventable disease outbreaks than others, and at least part of the blame can be put on vaccination exemption laws.
Despite the fact that older adults are more susceptible to complications from vaccine-preventable infections, this group as a whole is not reaching target goals.

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