We all know that flu is a mysterious thing, especially if there are many people who believe in nonsense and myths. Some people don't want to get a vaccine, because they believe it won't work. Some believe they don't need it because they are too healthy. Some believe it will make them sick – more than they already are. These are all myths.
Flu, or influenza, is made of many complicated viruses. Some of them cause diseases such as mild flu. With others, we talk about pandemics throughout the world – and many other respiratory viruses, and that is not the classic flu we are talking about.
Influenza viruses mutate without any warning, so it's not always the same. It's not the same as the one you are against, you are constantly fighting various types of viruses.
It really depends on how scientists see this. During the months in which experts decide which flu to enter, the viruses can mutate, and new strains can emerge, and this means the vaccine is less effective than originally planned. This is the case from last year – initially 40% overall effective, but in the end, that percentage dropped by 25%. This causes many deaths and hospitalizations among children.
What is shown in the study?
Some experts say that these numbers can be confusing and can sometimes distract the vaccine. In good years, people who get flu shots are 60% less likely to go to the doctor for flu.
Many other studies have shown that children are half as likely to die if they are vaccinated, adults are five times more likely to die if they do not get vaccinated, and pregnant women tend to be hospitalized if they get vaccinated (with this one, they also protect the baby they).
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