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Episode 226: Vaccines – how many pricks do you really need? Part II

In episode 226, James and the Mikes continue on their merry way down influenza vaccine lane. We finish up by talking about its use in healthy adults and then look to the most recent information on its impact on cardiovascular disease. We give you all the numbers, now you go and make up your mind. 

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1) Meta-analysis of the influenza vaccine in healthy adults

Cochrane CD001269

2) Best RCT on influenza vaccine in Healthy Adults

JAMA 2000;284:1655-63

3) Does the influenza vaccine decrease cardiovascular events

JAMA 2013;310:1711-20

 


 

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