NHS admits flu jab won't stop deadly Japanese flu from killing elderly this winter as vaccination will only protect against three strains

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NHS admits flu jab won't stop deadly Japanese flu from killing elderly this winter as vaccination will only protect against three strains

Post  kelee877 on Wed Sep 12, 2018 3:21 am

Health bosses yesterday announced a stronger immune-boosting vaccine

But they admitted the new jab covers only three strains of the deadly virus

It covers Aussie flu, swine flu and Brisbane flu but not Japanese flu

Pregnant women, children and those under 65 with long-term health problems will be routinely given the quadrivalent jab for the first time – protecting them against Japanese flu.

Doctors believe that for the vaccine to be most effective in the elderly, it needs an 'adjuvant', a chemical that increases immune response.

This is currently only available in the three-strain vaccine, not the four-strain one, which is why health experts are not giving the quadrivalent to everyone.

Last year older patients were given jabs without the booster, limiting effectiveness.

Dr Paul Cosford, of Public Health England, said there would be some 'cross-protection' from this new vaccine.

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6157651/New-jab-WONT-protect-elderly-Japanese-flu.html
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