We all know that influenza is a mysterious thing, especially if there are many people who believe in nonsense and myths. Some people do not want to get the vaccine because they believe that this will not work. Some believe they do not need this because they are too healthy. Some believe that this will make them sick – more than they already are. These are all myths.
The flu, or flu, is made up of many complicated viruses. Some of them cause a mild illness and resemble a cold. With others, we are talking about pandemics around the world – and many other respiratory viruses, and it is not the classic flu we are talking about.
Influenza viruses mutate without warning, so it's not always the same. It's not the same as you're fighting, you're constantly fighting different types of viruses.
This really depends on how scientists see this subject. During the months when experts decide which influenza vaccine to include, these viruses may mutate, and new strains may appear, which means the vaccine is less effective than originally planned. This is the case last year – it was initially 40% effective overall, but in the end, that percentage dropped to 25%. This has led to many deaths and hospitalizations among children.
What are the studies that show?
Some experts say that these numbers can be confusing and can sometimes distract the vaccines. In good years, people who take the flu vaccine are 60% less likely to go to the doctor for the flu.
Many other studies have shown that children are half as likely to die if vaccinated, adults are five times more likely to die if not vaccinated, and pregnant women are less likely to be hospitalized if vaccinated (with one of them, they also protect their babies).
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