Episode 225: Vaccines – how many pricks do you really need?
In episode 225, James and the Mikes talk about vaccines for adults. In part one of this series, we discuss the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine, the benefit seen in the elderly and what happens when we vaccinate health care providers. We find that the evidence is not bad, but it is not overwhelming either, and so at the end we all make different decisions as to what to do and we are all correct. You have to love informed decision making.
1) Tools for practice
Effectiveness of seasonal influenza vaccine for healthy, working age adults
Will the flu shot help my Grandma and Grandpa?
2) Vaccines for preventing influenza in the elderly
3) Vaccinating health care providers