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Flu jab 2017: Vaccine ‘FAILS’ to protect at-risk patients from DEADLY infections

THE FLU vaccine fails to protect some young, at-risk patients against lethal infections, a study reveale

Young leukaemia patients were just as likely to develop flu, regardless of whether they were vaccinated or not, scientists revealed.

The most at-risk patients for developing flu, which includes those with a weakened immune system, needed other ways to protect themselves against infection, they said.

Flu and flu-related complications remains one of the leading causes of death in US children with weakened immune systems.

The findings came after the NHS said it was more “scared” than ever before about the winter battle with flu.

“This is preliminary data,” said lead author of the research Elisabeth Adderson.



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