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Flu vaccine reduces children’s admissions for respiratory complications, study shows

BMJ 2017; 359 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.j5363 (Published 20 November 2017) Cite this as: BMJ 2017;359:j5363
  1. Susan Mayor
  1. London

Young children who are vaccinated against influenza are less likely to be admitted to hospital for respiratory complications of flu infection than children who are not vaccinated, a large Canadian study has reported.

“Influenza can cause serious illness, especially in young children, but there hasn’t been a lot of research that has examined the magnitude of the influenza …

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