Flu Shots Only Work 60% Of The Time, At Best

That means 4 out of 10 people will get vaccinated and still get the flu. Especially if they’re old: the shot doesn’t work as well for the elderly, which is particularly bad since they’re the ones most likely to die from influenza. Also, even if you’re one of the 60%, there’s still a two week period in which the flu shot does nothing: if you’re unlucky enough to get the flu then, it won’t protect you. And after the two week period, you might still get a strain of flu that wasn’t covered by the shot. Finally, the flu shot doesn’t protect you from otherflu-like viruses, which cause similar symptoms.

 

Who knew flu shots had so much in common with Sex Panther cologne?

From NPR

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