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Intranasal flu vaccine reduces severity of symptoms

BMJ 1999; 319 doi: (Published 24 July 1999) Cite this as: BMJ 1999;319:214
  1. Deborah Josefson
  1. San Francisco

    The severity of influenza symptoms is significantly reduced with prophylactic intranasal flu vaccine, according to a study in healthy adult volunteers

    The study, led by Dr Kristin Nichol of the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is the first to test the intranasal flu vaccine on an adult population (JAMA 1999;282:137-44, 182-3). It enrolled 4561 healthy adults agedbetween 18 and 65 and was conducted at 13 …

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