Published in Medical Letter on the CDC and FDA, May 4th, 2003
VA doctors from Minneapolis found that vaccinated elderly patients are less likely to be hospitalized for complications of the flu, such as pneumonia, cardiac disease and stroke. The researchers, led by Dr. Kristin L. Nichol, also found fewer deaths from all causes among patients who had received flu shots. They conducted their study, published in the New England Journal of Medicine, as VA raised the vaccination rate among its patients from 61% in 1997 to...
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