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Studies on Vaccines Show Possibly Diminished Need for Boosters
"Preliminary research is suggesting that coated back scenes may offer lasting protection which could diminish the need for frequent a booster shots scientists say it's early but evidence is mounting that immunity from the M. R. NA vaccines the type made by Pfizer in Madura don't depend exclusively on antibodies which can dwindle over time the body has overlapping layers of protection that can offer back up researchers are still trying to determine the level below which antibodies can no longer fend off the corona virus without help and they warn the variants could change their findings some health officials anticipate people will need yearly shots like the flu vaccine but some health experts say coronavirus boosters may only be needed every few years I'm Jackie Quinn
Employers Can Legally Offer Incentives to Employees to Get Vaccinated
"Employees are suing over covert vaccines. ABC is my ashamed Houston conservative activists and filer of many losses. Jared would feel added again, this time representing 117 either recently fired or about to be fired Employees of Methodist Hospital refusing to take the covert 19 vaccine for the first time in the history of our country. We have a hospital who was saying If you want to continue to work here if you want to continue to be employed. If you wanna continue to feed your family, you need to submit to be a part of an experimental vaccine trials. In a statement, Methodist said. In part, it is legal for health care institutions to mandate vaccines, as we have done with the flu vaccine since 2000 and nine ABC Jin a normal if you're wondering what your employer can require, when it comes to vaccines, the Equal Opportunity Employment Commission Also out with new guidance sing. Employers can require covert vaccines to reenter a physical workplace as well as offer incentives for vaccinations but must keep medical information in vaccine records. Confidential Mako vin numbers improving in
CDC Reports 5,800 COVID-19 Infections in Fully Vaccinated People
"The cdc released new data on a small group of americans who were infected with the virus after they were fully vaccinated. You read the bottom in the papers every day before we talked to dr who is standing by to talk about all of this tonight. Nbc news correspondent. Tom castillo has a report on. What the cdc found here. While more than seventy six million americans have now been fully vaccinated the cdc reports a very small number of breakthrough cases people contracting co but despite being vaccinated so far fifty eight hundred known cases. Most of them women forty percent involved people over the age of sixty. Seven percent had to be hospitalized. One percent seventy four people died experts. Say the infections are similar to people coming down with the flu despite getting the flu vaccine aerial silver. Got kobe six weeks after her second. Covert vaccine dose or two days. I was in bed very sick to sleep on day. I cancel all my work phone calls if it hit me hard for sure at a certain point in life went from my tires to omega. Can't really dr eveline grave and also got sick after being vaccinated. Thank what my symptoms could have been like. If i wasn't exited. The data tells the story. Showing the pfizer and madonna. Vaccines are at least ninety. Four percents effective in preventing severe disease. The j. j. vaccine eighty six percent effective in preventing severe disease that means only a small percentage of vaccinated. People are likely to still get cova though most should not end up in the hospital the vast majority of people who have been vaccinated get covid. They're going to have mild illness. Maybe moderate illness and should be able to recover at home. The co vaccines actually provide far more protection than the typical flu vaccine which has been fifty to sixty percent effective in recent years and the courage vaccines do appear to protect against the uk variant. Now the most common strain in the us. The biggest concern is that people do become sick. Despite being vaccinated could still spread the virus to others infectious disease experts point out no vaccine offers one hundred percent protection
Only 5,800 Infections Reported in Fully Vaccinated People, CDC Says
"Or now in the race to vaccinate the cdc releasing its first data on kovin breakthrough infections in a small number of fully vaccinated people. So what is your potential risk. Tom castello with a reality. Check while more than seventy six million americans have now been fully vaccinated the cdc reports a very small number of breakthrough cases people contracting koba despite being vaccinated so far fifty eight hundred known cases. Most of them women forty percent involved people over the age of sixty. Seven percent had to be hospitalized. One percent seventy four people died experts. Say the infections are similar to people coming down with the flu. Despite getting the flu vaccine aerial silver got kobe six weeks after her second covid vaccine does or two days. I was in bed very sick. We cancel all my work. Phone calls hit hard for sure. At a certain point fatigue went from homemade. I'm tired to on my god. i can't really move dr evellina. Grosvenor also got sick after being vaccinated to think what medicines could have been like. if. I wasn't exited. The data tells the story showing the pfizer and the journal. Vaccines are at least ninety. Four percent effective in preventing severe disease. The j. j. vaccine eighty six percent in preventing severe disease that means only a small percentage of action. That people are likely to still get cova though most should not end up in the hospital vast vast majority of people who have been vaccinated and get cove. They're going to have mild illness. Maybe moderate illness and should be able to recover at home. The covert vaccines actually provide far more protection than the typical flu vaccine which has been fifty to sixty percent effective in recent years and the courage vaccines do appear to protect against the uk variant now the most common strain in the us. The biggest concern is that people who do become sick despite being vaccinated could still spread the virus to others infectious disease experts point out no vaccine offers one hundred percent protection.
U.K. to Fast-Track Approval of Vaccines for Covid-19 Variants
"Plan to fast track the development of modified covet 19 vaccines in order to insure drugmakers are able to move swiftly and targeting emergency emerging Variants of the disease, Britain's Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory agency said. Previously authorized vaccines that are modified to target new variants quote will not need a brand new approval or length in clinical studies. New guidance was issued jointly by regulators in the U. K. Australia, Canada, Singapore in Switzerland. The guidelines build on the model already used to modify the flu vaccine in response to continual changes in that virus. Jeremy House reporting U K
Amid COVID-19 pandemic, flu has disappeared in the US
"Efforts to stop the corona virus spread have apparently had a big impact on another realness this is usually the peak of flu season but not this year the flu has virtually disappeared from the US along with fears of a twin damask at hospitals in Portland Maine and Portland Oregon officials say they've seen zero confirmed cases of the flu which is annually blamed for tens of thousands of deaths experts say things like wearing masks virtual schooling aimed at limiting travel were a big factor it's also possible the corona virus simply muscled aside the flu and other bugs one downside though the lack of flu strains makes planning next year's flu vaccine more challenging Sager made Ghani Washington
When will I know when I can go and get a vaccine?
"Hello this is corona cast a daily podcast all about the coronavirus. I'm health reported teigen tyler physician and journalists culture. Norman swan choosy the twenty third of february the second day of national immunization. That's right and we've had saw so many questions from audience about how the vaccine role it's gonna work how you're gonna know when it's your turn in the queue and rather than us answering those questions we thought we'd bring in loren roberts who's a health report at one of our colleagues in the abc science unit because lauren's been looking into the vaccine rolette and how it's gonna work and she's here to answer your questions. Welcome lauren thank you good morning. Carl orange relief is test. Somebody on carcass cass. She knows what they're talking about talking about. I'm talking about the okay. Whatever lauren. let's get straight into it. We've got dolores asking. She's just by heggie practice and they have no idea how the vaccine is going to be rolled out. They waited eight weeks for their flu vaccine last year. What are the logistics. That are involved in the vaccine. Rollout will because there's lots of different phases when not certain about how people are going to be notified through the light rollout. So we're talking about rollouts gonna happen in the latter half of this year. We do know that people that are included in the phase. One eight of the vaccine rollout. So that's i care. Workers people that are currently living in h care. Quarantine workers a lot of these people. They're going to be told by the employer and have the coronavirus vaccine lined up by their employer and then probably get the vaccine at work so people that can h care for example. They'll probably get their vaccine de but it's the latest stages that we're not too sure about. We know that there's a good chance that will eventually be up to register online to get the coronavirus vaccine. I'm but at this stage there is to register. It's a little bit of a white and say so just to be clear. Lauren and give us a flavor as well. In israel people were contacted because they had the electronic health records in the insurance public insurance companies. You're saying is that this whole strategy is going to rely on us registering and then seeing how we qualify at. What stage of the priority list. But it's important thing now to just make sure your medicare details up tonight And if you can have it linked to you my gov and then we know that the federal government has spent about thirty one million dollars in a public information campaign and a lot of the details about the light of rollout which moisture israeliens going to be included in is going to be coming out there so it'll be posted. tv campaigns. That'll be a lot of information on the website but right now it's just that fight that we really nari. They are going to be getting their vaccine soon. We know that they can probably be finding out through their employer but everyone else. We're kind of just going to have to wait and say
AstraZeneca Vaccine Rollout Put On Hold In South Africa
"Drugmaker. Astrazeneca is racing to adapt its covid vaccine to combat new variants of the virus. South africa suspended the use of that shot in its vaccination program after small-scale study found the vaccine offered minimal protection against mild to moderate disease caused by the south african variant. That study has not yet been peer reviewed. South africa will continue offering vaccines from john. John is awaiting advice from scientists about how to proceed with the astra. Zeneca shot guys. Go the weird thing about this. That i don't understand i've heard this story repeated several times this morning already but what i don't understand. Is you know it offered limited support against mild to moderate versions of of this of this disease when it comes about. But what about in terms of hospitalizations. What about in terms of deaths because seems to me that every one of these vaccine said in in what they know. So far has shown Less effectiveness when it comes up against the south africans stream. What's been important. Most of them have shown a huge amount of success in preventing severe disease. Maybe eighty five percent or better and about one hundred percent when it comes to the death and that's really which would probably be the focus at this point. It's it's not like you and -ticipant that you're never gonna get sick again. We live with the flu vaccine knowing that you very likely even if you get the flu vaccine you might end up with flu this year but you might have a a weaker version of that. So that's what. I don't understand this case. Is this for them to actually stop using the vaccine at that point suggests that that it's a worst picture but i haven't heard that reported out. Yeah we haven't seen it reviewed. It is interesting. The stated play at the moment which i think he'd have to describe overall as win despite individual vaccines not necessarily doing well against individuals strains of the astra zeneca one does deal quite well with the uk strain which is where it's being used most of all of the moment so that's encouraging. They also said they should be able to develop by full late. Fall new booster shots for the different strains deal with like south africa wants that i would say relatively optimistic as is the likes of the novak's far seemed to deal quite well with the south africans train again yet. Peer reviewed so i agree. It's sort of scary on the surface when you initially see some of these things no wants to get the south african strain and every country wants to stop the south africans strain spreading within its within its borders but but we're not a terrible position as things stand despite quite a stock. I actually just doesn't understand why. I the idea that they would stop using this vaccine. Maybe it's less effective than the other ones. They've shown now important to have context with us. I think there's an issue here. Which is you. don't want if you have. If you have choice. Between the pfizer vaccine for example and the astra zeneca vaccine for example. And you think that the pfizer vaccine has even marginally more efficacy than astrazeneca vaccine in this regard. I think you try to push people towards one over the other. I think the secondary issue though is and i know. I'm as i'm as hopeful as anybody about what's happening here but if we don't get ahead of it especially in the united states and so many other places around the world meeting get ahead of it if we don't stop out even are the quote unquote that's running around here. It will very soon turn into the south african the south african version because that is coming to other parts of the world and so part of it is. We do need to find a way to hit this thing and hit it hard before and try to snuff out as much as we can. And frankly at the rate we're going we're not doing the great job of that but the longer couch on this if you if you if you can get a if you can get a better higher efficacy vaccine fantastic but that's the situation we're dealing with. There's not enough to go around. So would you say forget it. I'd rather not get one in wait months. If that's the case for taking the astra zeneca in the united states astrazeneca's not available in the united states. And no no no. No no no no. That's but that's what. I mean in south africa to stop giving that it's not like they have enough vaccine to give everyone a vaccine at this point. My question i don't know is it that much less effective in terms of of hospitalizations and death. And i don't know the answer to that but it would suggest that perhaps it is if they're willing to take that off the market berry that it might not be as effective against is much more permanent asset so that that the trade often in weighing up these decisions i mean i totally get your point in your question but the trade off is different from than deciding not to use it say somewhere like uk europe or the us improved in those regions unlike in the us because the is still very minor in those spaces but totally. Get your point.
COVID-19 vaccines to roll out to pharmacies across U.S.
"To begin distributing Corona virus vaccines to pharmacies as part of its plan to increase the vaccination rate nationwide. Industry has the capacity to vaccinate tens of millions of people a month as it has for years with shots like the flu vaccine. Supplies, though, will remain limited as cos try to ramp up production. Boeing
More needles in the haystack: vaccine candidates proliferate
"Just as soon as it became clear that a novel virus outbreak in china was going to become a global concern. It became clear that the world would need a vaccine in those early days that seemed impossibly distant vaccines often take the better part of a decade to develop and test now just a year on and several are already approved in many jurisdictions then in the space of a day last week encouraging results from two more but in the intervening year. The garona virus has done. What all viruses do. It's mutated and that as a complicating factor to an already complicated global. Rollout out so that you've seen quite exciting. The first is from novak's an american company and the second is from johnson which is belgium. But it's part of johnson and johnson also condruct company. Slovenia jong is our healthcare correspondent. There almost completely effective against the worst cases of covid nineteen. They're also easy to star in regular fridges. Which makes them. Very easy to distribute more widely than the vaccines. We already have approved but they also have some key differences. Okay let's take them in turn. What is the the nova vaccine. So the novak's vaccine is made of a lab made version of the spike protein which is part of the virus so immune system would recognize the and that's how develop immunity against the virus itself. It's a more traditional method vaccine making then the modern in pfizer vaccines which are already being used around the world and the number of vaccine was tested in britain and in south africa in britain it was almost ninety percent effective against symptomatic covid. Nineteen given into shots. Twenty one days. Apart in south africa it was only around fifty to sixty percent effective. Okay and The vaccine the vaccine was also tested in several countries. America south africa and latin america. The youngson vaccine is made out of the pike protein of the virus which is deliberate by virus. That's how it gets into your body. Virus is harmless but your immune system recognizes it. That's how you develop immunity crucially. It's a vaccine now. The results on efficacy are also very encouraging. The vaccine reduced mother of the severe cases of covid nineteen by seventy two percent in america but in south africa. The effectiveness wells also much lower. Same as the novel vaccine. It was just around fifty seven percent. This being said comparing scenes is very tricky because the trials have been conducted at different times so during the and pfizer vaccines when those results came out the variants that we have now weren't circulating widely nonetheless all the vaccines are highly effective in preventing hospitalization and death. And that's the most important thing to keep in mind but both of these vaccines in the trials in south africa. Were less effective suggesting that the that both of them are less effective against the south african variants of the virus. Yes that's right. There are less effective but not ineffective if is around fifty sixty percent which is reasonably good. Say this was to be expected. Because laboratory tests for the and the pfizer vaccines have also hinted that they may be less effective against the variant from south africa. But this will not be the last variance we keep seeing new variants emerging around the world. There may be some that are already here. But they're not detective because not enough sequencing happens in most countries so this is different something that we should be prepared for. But how worrisome is that there is already a very into that is that is sort of unpicking. The efficacy of some of these vaccines mean. This is something that we have to live with. Mutations will continue to evolve and we'll see more like those that vaccines are less effective against several vaccine makers are already working on modified jabs targeting the mutations so we'll see is probably something similar to what we have with the seasonal flu vaccines you get a shot. Every year which is customized circulating strains of the virus. The problem is that with the flu. There are systems around the world that have been set up to track those viruses. lead systems. Are well running. They've been around for decades so vaccine manufacturers no every year which trains to put in the vaccine there is no such system for covid nineteen america and some other countries are setting up variant surveillance. But this is not a global effort which means that we may have very ends emerging around the world for which the existing vaccines are less effective. And we don't know about that and what about in the meantime the existence of these potential new vaccines that seem to be effective and the potential for these various. How does that change the kind of global roll out plans for what we do have and do know eastern you. Vaccines are excellent news because we have a shortage right now of vaccines globally and even in the countries that have the most supplies for the moment. Novak's has promised to deliver about chew billion doses of this year. Half of that will be made in. India johnson johnson also think that they can make a billion doses. This here half of that is going to go to kovacs which is a global facility that will supply vaccines to developing countries. So these vaccines are particularly good news for poorer countries. Because they're easier to store and distribute the johnson and johnson is just a single shot which gives it the massive advantage but of course the country has purchased the vaccine to be delivered and as we can see production. Doesn't always run on schedule. We saw that in in the tussle for vaccine is between the eu and britain. For the astra zeneca shots and then of course getting the vaccine into people's arms also presents. Its own challenges. As we can see particularly in europe and in the us as well sign extend the distribution is often tied up in bureaucracy or logistical challenges on the ground or even in some cases people not wanting the vaccine. Do you think should have taken in total that that essentially this grand will get ahead of the virus before the virus gets ahead of humans efforts. I think we've already made tremendous progress. I mean if you think a year on goal we couldn't even dream of having a vaccine so quickly and now we have at least five vaccines tested in large scale. Proper clinical trials which are vastly effective. I mean they're almost completely effective against hospitalization and death. There are some which are also doing clinical trials so we may see in the coming weeks months more successful. Clinical trials being announced the west production of all these vaccines gets going in the next couple of months. Supplies will be steady. So i think that by the end of this year things will look much much better. Thanks very much for joining us. La thank you jason.
China's Sinovac coronavirus vaccine 78% effective in Brazil trials
"The world are betting on a vaccine from China to help them stop the coronavirus. On Sunday, for example, Brazil gave emergency use authorization. This vaccine made by the Chinese pharmaceutical companies sign of AC Countries are embracing the Chinese vaccine, despite conflicting reports about how well it works. NPR health correspondent Maria Godoy reports nearly two weeks ago, researchers running a late stage trial for sign of X vaccine in Brazil announced it was 78% effective against Cove it which sounds pretty good. But then last week, they revised those numbers, saying the vaccine prevented disease on Lee about 50% of the time. So what's the truth? Natalie Dina, Bio statistician at the University of Florida, says it all depends on how you define efficacy. So when we talk about vaccine efficacy, often we think about a single number. But actually there are a lot of different types of efficacy. And you could think about it as a spectrum. Dean says vaccines typically work best to preventing severe disease. That's what the Brazil trial found 78% of the time the sign of act vaccine protected people against moderate or severe disease. Or even mild disease that needed some medical assistance. But when the researchers included what they called very mild symptoms that needed no medical attention. The vaccine's effectiveness dropped to 50% as we can to include milder and milder cases. It's natural to see a bit of a drop in vaccine advocacy sign of AC is conducting trials in various countries and they haven't released much of the data. John More vaccine researcher with Weill Cornell Medicine, says that's made it hard for outside scientists to know exactly what's going on. It's signed by press release, the Chinese are being well, characteristically less left and transparent. Even so, from the data that is available, more says it's clear that the son of that vaccine is less effective than those from a journal and five Her those vaccines on the whole protect against disease around 95% of the time. More says That's not surprising because previous data had showed that the vaccines from Adana and Fizer Both of which used a new technology called Emma Rene triggered a stronger immune response. Then the sign of act vaccine most people in the field believes that the antibody responses to correlate of protection on the you know the strength of the antibody Responses matters. Natalie Dean says the less effective of vaccine is a preventing disease, the harder it is to pinpoint its efficacy. When the vaccine is closer to 50 60%. That range of uncertainty can be a lot bigger. That may help explain another head scratcher. Different clinical trials in different countries have reported starkly different efficacy rates for the sign of a vaccine. From 50% of Brazil to 65% and Indonesia to a stunning 91% in a smaller study in Turkey, You need a lot more data to distinguish between different levels of advocacy, so it might also just be kind of statistical noise to a degree. But even if the sign of X vaccine is only around 50% protective That's still substantial. It's better than the flu vaccine some years, and it does meet the minimum threshold for emergency use authorization set by the World Health Organization. That's not nothing. It's much better than last thing. Dr. Denise Scared, is an epidemiologist with the Save in Vaccine Institute in Washington, D. C. She says the data show the sign of X vaccine protects against severe cases of Covic. And that could have a big impact in places like her native Brazil. They healthcare in Brazil is about to collapse in many cities. The situation's very critical and having a vaccine that will prevent people from being hospitalized. That will be I'll be a great impact for us. Maria Godoy NPR news
Massachusetts is dropping its flu vaccine requirement for students
"No longer required to get a flu shot to attend class the Department of Public Health removing that vaccine mandate. The requirement was announced last summer. In an effort to keep hospitalizations down on the depend Emmick. The Department of Public Health now, citing a mild flu season, and I need to focus on getting folks vaccinated for the coronavirus says the reason for dropping That mandate. Massachusetts had been the first state to require the flu shot for K through 12 and college students. That move was opposed by many parents. At the current
Flu vaccine mandate in Massachusetts dropped
"Students in Massachusetts are no longer required to get a flu shot in order to attend school. The State Health Department removed the vaccine mandate yesterday. The requirement was announced last summer as a way to keep hospitalizations down amid the pandemic. But DPH cited a mild flu season and a need to focus on Getting people vaccinated for the Corona viruses, reasons for dropping that mandate. Massachusetts had been the first state to require the flu shot for kids K to 12 and also for college students, but some parents protest ID that
Massachusetts Drops Flu Vaccine Requirement For Students
"Now say they are removing the requirement for flu vaccinations for school students. They're citing a mild flu season. So far,
Why Does the COVID-19 Vaccine Require Two Shots
"Were accustomed to require a single injection with a booster several years or even decades later, Why do the coded vaccines currently in use to require two doses? Andrew Peck Kash, vaccine expert at Johns Hopkins explains with Corona viruses. We have no immunity. So the first time your body sees the Santa Jin. It recognizes it is foreign, but it doesn't really go to the EMP degree in terms of making antibody responses. It makes some And actually this vaccine makes a significant amount. But it's really the second time you see the an Injun that your body now says. All right, this is foreign and I'm seeing it again. Now. This is really a threat. So now I'm going toe increase my amount of antibodies that I'm making and really generate a large, strong amount of antibodies. Hecker says. Most childhood vaccines do require a couple of doses. And the flu vaccine requires a single dose yearly because most of us have had some previous exposure to influenza at Johns Hopkins. I'm Elizabeth Tracy.
Israel leads vaccine race with 12% given jab
"Bleak though the covid nineteen news is on a number of fronts. There is mercifully tunnel. Luminated light in the form of several vaccines becoming more and more available and a race of sorts is on countries which can vaccinate their populations. Fastest will aside from doing. Obviously the right thing themselves. A considerable competitive advantage in terms of reopening at home and potentially reengaging with the world leading the field by a stretch is israel more than a million israelis over a tenth of the population have already received the first shot of the to phase pfizer. Biontech job one joint first of all by alison kaplan some journalist with herod's alison. Obviously israel has certain natural advantages. Here i it is only nine million or so people living in quad small geographic area but that aside. What is israel secret. How is it done it so quickly. Well i think we've got a very lucky combination of two factors number. One is the hustle of prime minister. Benjamin netanyahu who you know he's been around for a very long time developed a lot of connections in in many places and he made it a priority. I think to line up very early. Orders of A vaccine from multiple companies sort of placing his bets while widely and And putting a lot of pressure on the On the heads of the companies. And i think he you know. He carries a lot of weight. 'cause he's because he's a very well known world figure but i think that you can't give the credit to netanyahu because the way that the israeli healthcare system is set up is. It's a public health system but it's also highly competitive. We have four or five very large. Hmo's each with their own staff each with their own infrastructure who are set up every season to give multiple flu vaccines and basically what the country has done his taken these multiple. Hmo's and for the covid. Vaccinations put them on steroids. And they were very early and very well organized to and they're all very digitized so everyone's just getting a text message on their phone over-sixties in high risk people right now. I'm telling them to To go online and sign up. They can do that. They can do by phone if they want. So it's really a winning combination of netanyahu's hustle and and the way that the israeli healthcare system is very efficient and effective. Is this also one of those moments. At which and. I'm reminded here of a conversation we had earlier in the with. Joseph woo foreign minister of taiwan. Who made the point that his is a country which like israel is also accustomed to collectively responding and mobilizing in times of crisis. Is there something to that. Absolutely no listen. They don't call it the six day war for nothing right. The the country knows how do How to scramble and get a lot done. In in short amounts of time now the other side of the coin paint too rosy picture of the situation in israel because we are making amazing progress and vaccinations. But we've had some terrible terrible trouble of enforcing the restrictions for the coronavirus virus to keep people safe in our infection rate while we've been able to keep deaths down again. Excellent healthcare system has not been so successful. Israelis are very good at doing things. But they're not so good at not doing things. And so the whole social distancing and keeping things closed has not been a huge success here and tanio as much as he may be. The hero of the vaccine. Effort is is having to handle a lot of very harsh criticism about how the government has not effectively managed. The crisis is any talk at all of extending. This rolled out to the palestinian territories. As for now right now know. There are some clauses in the oslo accords of the mid nineties. I think that specifically refers to vaccines that gives the palestinian authority atonomy over vaccinating the palestinian population and they've even been some palestinian officials. That said we haven't asked israel to help us with with vaccines going to go our own way. That said i think that once israel really feels that it's got its population in hand and israel is not a sort of going to head to the finish line. There's going to be a hold up in january because israel does not have sufficient orders ship for delivery in january but once israel does feel secure about getting its population of vaccinated. I think that it's going to extend some sort of assistance to Certainly the west bank because the populations are mixed and so having a lot of covid in carriers among the palestinian population. Israel has a self interest in doing something about that but until now nothing has happened. Alison haaretz thank you for joining us.
COVID vaccine from Novavax is latest to enter Phase 3 trials
"Maker. Novavax is starting phase three trials of its covert 19 vaccine with 30,000 people across the US and Mexico. Bloomberg's Irv Chapman has the latest from Washington. All the vaccines prepared to ramp up production speedily across the world when its vaccine is approved Chief Executive Standard Stead in Bloomberg interview. We're doing something that's unprecedented building scale and eight different countries. We partnered with the world's largest faxing company called Serve Institute in India. They will take care of all of the middle of lower income countries of the world will use the distribution system in Europe in the US, it's already set up on its experiences a major producer of flu vaccine or extend the rich. Scare small. The covered 19 vaccine would not protect against new strains, but it could be modified if need be in
Flu vaccine requirement for Massachusetts school students extended
"Students across Massachusetts will have some more time to get their flu shots. State health officials announced over the summer that all of the students in younger grades K through 12 college students from pretty much every kid over six months. We need to get a flu shot students will now have until the end of February to get vaccinated for the school year. Health experts say it is necessary. However, some parents have protested the
"flu vaccine" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"Brings three weeks off extra risk of death to your standard years risk this year. So that's an average but the Opa shot of it is Yeah, there is life lost. We saw about it The really virus. It's nasty. But once the epidemic passes in the region, you're just going to get an endemic winter resurgence in most regions, And after that, it's over. I have seen no unfortunate by that time, The vaccine comes to a large extent. The impact has passed, and it's an endemic virus. Now this vaccine looks so much like a totem to me. A good luck charm as it were. I mean, I don't know what else to call it. I know that the flu vaccine is generally they about 18 months out. They begin trying to determine which flew is going to be the flu that they is going to be so bad Come next year, and I understand you're not supposed to say flu and Cove it in the same sentence because otherwise you love orange Hitler. But, you know, I mean, let's let's let's not get crazy here for a second. The flu vaccine, generally not always but generally is just of no use. You can get it and it's not as a prophylactic. It's not a particular problem, but a lot of people have reactions to it. So if you're going to have to be sick for four days from taking a flu vaccine for a bug that you're not going to get what was the point of that? You know, people think they get the flu from the flu vaccine. They don't get the flu from the flu vaccine. They're having an allergic reaction to a back for those who want to find the rest of this good archives. Free talk live dot com. Look for Tired of missing trade started missing.
"flu vaccine" Discussed on Brains On!
"Looks Great. You're listening to on from American public media. I'm molly bloom and my co host for this episode are siblings of Viva and sage from. Greensboro. North. Carolina. Hi, you to how The, we asked you to co host because you were curious about flu vaccines. So I am curious to know what got you thinking about them? Well, when my sister was having her flu vaccine, I'd just we just had this pop into our heads without it was really cool. And so how are you when you get shots? How do you deal with that? I I do pretty badly very heavy technique I have I have my mom and my dad hold me down. I don't like it but it works better than just squirming about to It's yeah it's helpful I hate it but it's helpful I get very nervous around the shots because I feel like it's going to hurt like a million pounds falling in her head. And then it hurts like new. Not In you chessel. So, have you gotten the flu known anyone who's gotten the flu? My mom has gotten the flu. And how sick did she get when she got the flu? She was really tired and she needed a lot of tissues. And she just wanted to lay down the whole time you know. sage do you get the flu vaccine every year? Yeah me and my sister boasts get the flu vaccine every for me to. Well. Let's see what we learn about this seasonal safeguard. But before we get to the flu vaccine, let's start with the basics. What is a vaccine anyway, and how do they work? That's something other listeners were curious about to. Is Area. We live in Beaumont. We're wondering how? Changed for, you might think of vaccines just as these annoying shots you have to get sometimes but in reality there nothing short of modern miracles vaccines protect us against lots of very scary and deadly diseases, diseases like polio measles and whooping cough. The basic idea of how they work is pretty simple it all starts with your immune system your immune system includes all these different things in your body that help keep you safe from infections and disease. We're talking threats like bad bacteria,.
"flu vaccine" Discussed on Brains On!
"And canal. Beat box approval team. Gucci going down. Wiki Wiki, a COO coochie. Cool Sand and take you up on that offer to step ahead. I should be getting back to my studio audience were baking up a batch of sugarless microbiome brownies no sugar I mean you could still cut ahead of me in line, but Kathy, could you not everything needs sugar a little pickle juice or Taco seasoning will usually do the trick. Oh Hey, mark please cut me in line please pickles at Taco. Not In my brownies Sir mock not all foods a pickle tackle related. That's hilarious. Maeda that is an amazing outfit. Thanks Molly I call this my Yoga Toga and I actually wear it today because I have just the bandage to match it for after I get my shot you bought your own bandage. Yeah. I'm a huge fan of bandages. I'm kind of a connoisseur even though I don't love getting shots that much I do love putting on a fresh badge of courage. That's. What I call a bandage and this one is white with the Gold Trim. It matches my Yoga Toga perfectly if you all want bandages that match your outfits, just let me know after you get your shot. I'd love to look in my collection for you. Well, it looks like this lion ends right at the studio door. Yeah. Isn't the view of all those wonderful waiting people sensational Sherri Bob.
"flu vaccine" Discussed on Mayo Clinic Q&A
"The flu vaccine does not protect you against coronavirus, but this year it's really important to get the flu vaccine because if you do get flu, it's going to be really hard to tell flu and cold but infection apart, so it's been to result in anxiety on your part. It's also going to result in Need for testing for both flew off. Influenza and potentially quarantine and inconvenience. So it's important that you do everything you can to stay healthy and not get the flu at all. How safe is the flu vaccine doctor? There's been questions like a flu vaccine is probably the vaccine that we have used the most off over the years because everyone needs to get vaccinated against the few empty. So this vaccine has a really good safety record. It is manufactured the same way each year. What changes is the vaccine the vaccine strains of the virus strings and the vaccine are changed but the manufacturing process is the same every year and because so many many millions of doses are used around the world. We have a good sense of any safety issues with it. It's not something that's using the select population where only a few doses are given you my name. Identify a safety problem. So I would say that the flu vaccine is very very safe. And it's rigorously vetted is that correct? Doctor all vaccines in the US are regular see that then it takes anywhere from in general six to eight years for a vaccine to come to Market because of the rigorous process that the vaccines are put through to ensure that they do what they're supposed to do which is protect you against the disease and also are safe don't have any other consequences Doctor Who should be getting the flu vaccine this year everybody over the age of six months should be getting the flu vaccine unless they have an energy to a component of the vaccine which is actually very very infrequent even egg allergies are no longer considered a contraindication to the banks. So really everybody the other question that comes up a lot is timing you need to get the flu vaccine. At least two weeks prior to the onset of flu activity in your region and that can vary from place to place in the midwest. Typically if you doesn't start till about the last week in December and then it can go through the end of March. So the vaccine takes about two weeks to induce an immune response. So you should get it two weeks before so by the first week of December or so. Is there ever a time that's too early to get the flu vaccine. So for most people know you can get it as soon the flu vaccine becomes available for immunosuppressive patients and the elderly sometimes the effect of the vaccine can Wayne in six months or so. So if you get it in August, you may not be protected. In fact, that's flu is still circulating. So there's a little bit of concerned about that. I would urge people to get it when it's available. Thank you Doctor, you know, there's a lot of information out there about the flu vaccine. And misinformation. What do you want to tell folks who hear conflicting information about flu vaccine safety? There are reports in the media about bad things happening after all that scenes and the flu isn't an exception to that. We give a thousands and thousands of doses of vaccine at our medical facility and have not encountered problems. There is a very very small chance that you can have when your logic problem called Guillain-Barre after the flu vaccine this was, you know, a problem with the 1976 flu vaccine and the flu vaccines always gotten a bad drafts. And then after that the incidence of the syndrome has been very low one in every a couple of million doses. The association is weak. And other than that there are no major side effects from the flu vaccine if there's anything else that you'd think like to tell us about the flu please dead. The flu virus is a virus that is constantly evolving. It's it goes through what are called mutations all the time. So between one year and the next the Palm Terrace undergoes changes and so that's why we need to give you a new vaccine every year every year. The flu vaccine has four different strains that are collected from all over the world. And we picked the ones we think are most likely to cause infection. Wonderful. That's great information. I want to thank you doctor sampathkumar from taking time from your visit to share your expertise. Thanks so much. Thanks to me. Oh Clinic infectious diseases specialist. Dr. Sampath Kumar for joining us today to discuss vaccines and vaccine safety the same Clinic Q&A. I'm Deb Bowser. Thanks for joining us Mayo Clinic Q&A is a.
"flu vaccine" Discussed on WNYC 93.9 FM
"The flu vaccine is a really valuable vaccine, but it doesn't prevent you from getting the flu 100% of the time. It's it's or depends on the season and if the first vaccines for Corona virus or similar. That would still be a huge public health. You know, accomplishment, but it wouldn't mean that no one got sick anymore. We'd still need treatments to save The lives of people we love from the worst ravages of this dizzy is so some epidemiologists said. You know, we're not going to land in Oz the day that the vaccine his is shown effective, it's going to be a process. So how do we get people to get a vaccine in this moment in time? Who can be the credible messenger here? No, The president recently said that you know, he expects a vaccine by November 3rd just after the election or just before the election, so that kind of rhetoric can sort of undermine the integrity of the process. People may think that it's being rightly or wrongly being rushed. And that's what scientists are working really hard to try to counter to basically build up this credibility that even though they're working at a record pace at astonishing speed, they are still checking all the boxes. They have the data to back it up that they are validating all the results and that what they're distributing is safe and beneficial. But that requires a lot of, you know transparency that requires a lot of public education, and that's kind of been a bit of a hurdle right now because one you have things moving so quickly that they're not necessarily being so forthright with the information that they have. We've seen some of these vaccine manufacturers, for instance, announced some of their latest fighting's through press releases. Rather than through, you know, peer reviewed papers or even through preliminary, non peer reviewed papers. And so it's been harder to scrutinize those results. And so that's something that could potentially undermining and the way you build that credibility is, of course, through transparency and through having good, solid public messaging that through nonpartisan means potentially type to illustrate the benefits of getting this vaccine and how it could help us return to normal. It is a process and this public acceptance aspect of it is not something that should be underplay. This is something that's really important to start tackling right now. Well, Caroline and who? Mayer? Thank you so much for taking this time And speaking with.
"flu vaccine" Discussed on Brains On!
"The virus that the virus uses to attack your body's cells right these things hemoglobin we'll just call it h and my nerves days and that goes by in these ages and ends are a little like virus fingerprints the with come in many different forms each form has its own number and we're taking your prince so let's see we got hemoglobin that's all we need we'll have you had the lab with the other flu viruses we've collected red hopefully I can find a waiver to you guys want to join thanks for the offer in real life it's scientists not detectives who hunt down future Flus but they do use similar clues to hail shields and kilter and they do take samples from hospitals around the world but unfortunately the samples don't talk and these certainly don't surf it's not easy to predict which Lou viruses will spread the most each year and they don't always do a perfect job but they try their best to make a good prediction every year spital because of the flu and can be fatal for people who have weakened immune systems that's why the vaccine is important unlike most vaccines and summer too well we've got an expert here to help us answer these questions her name is Maryn McKenna she's a journalist who writes a lot out viruses bacteria and public health she's also the author of nonfiction books like superbug and big chicken welcome Merrin thank you as organisms that you're being protected against those are things like measles and mumps and diphtheria don't change during your lifetime the reason there's a flu season where is it B. O. N. A. dot com slash brains on.
"flu vaccine" Discussed on On Point with Tom Ashbrook | Podcasts
"That you know i would i be totally agree i think that there is there is there is no desire among people in the medical profession to avoid things that could could genuinely help and you know pull a lot about vaccines i think vaccines are important talk about here especially in terms of pandemic risks like like flu they're all flu vaccines available it is very hard to tailor them to a new strain that that that we've never seen before and that is rapidly spreading around the world which is why the the the ultimate goal of a vaccine research in terms of pandemic preparedness is creating a universal flu vaccine that is still a longtime away there are a lot of very clever people working on it right now but that is something that i think is is going to be an incredibly useful that would take off some of the most important pandemic risks off the table if it could be realistically achieved stature paul off at you co invented a vaccine i think it was the rotavirus vaccine so hyun hope that are a bit about this i mean i think about the flu vaccine in in terms of pandemic global pandemic the flu vaccine that's made now is is by growing viruses and chicken eggs right it's the same archaic method that's been used for for seventy years i mean doesn't that sort of process need to evolve in an innovate to to new age most finally i mean you know if there were a surge as add stated in his wonderful article that you need a lot of flu vaccine quickly there's one million based million seoulbased vaccine there's one recombinant dna base for but virtually all vaccine comes from relying on hens to lay eggs and that puts us at some risk so i think you're right we do need to evolve and you know you're always doing this on the fly with the flu pandemic and you know that there's going to be roughly three pandemics every century you know that and you just don't know win so you know you need to react quickly and well ed young i'll give you the last word here talking about pandemics and a global.
"flu vaccine" Discussed on From da Bottom Episode's
"What do you think drug dealers do they do the same thing they got cook it they gotta do whatever they do it to sell it that's the same day the former do and you be and to be honest with you would they rented slow many drugs out there that they want you to take for this all this is a as a better dosage are it helps you better but it's gonna make you you got be jumping about the flu vaccine say who say that this do two thousand seventeen flu vaccine what make vaccine different for sixty of from fifteen oh we got to do is one everybody will get this new flu shot what they all you test this to say you know what just a win their worked right here what man like i say who was it was rob snyder he he said in a he and it made it made sense man you know as an actor you like these people actually have a voice like they have said it's he said when you go to the doctor think about it back in the day i know they have all these other diseases but when you think about like in the i'll be when it was doing to stieg experiment yeah highway gave all these people syphilis yeah okay when they did that remember scientists did that they brought the disease out and spread it what they was took the certain of parliament and believe told her that they had insurance or help it or some and before you know it they start having sex contract with these women they're still having kids it just was a psycho so before you know it spread it and spread it in spread it same thing with aids.
"flu vaccine" Discussed on Liberty Talk FM
"They wanted to do in almost right off the bat was have you had your flu vaccine and i said no and saw out pops a needle and i said i and i don't want it don't give it to me and so they didn't and then because of the procedure i had they were they were concerned about the potential of pneumonia and so they have this i don't even know what this stuff is i'm sure you do but the they run at light through an oxygen mask but it's some kind of gas stuff that's supposed to make you cough and and keep your lungs and and keep you coughing up the fluid in your long so you don't get pneumonia except many many many years ago and when i was in service i had pneumonia and they gave me this stuff and i told him hey this doesn't work on me i don't want i don't how it didn't work in nineteen seventy and i don't want it now so don't give it to come back and and they went with what i said and they didn't give me a flu shot and they didn't give me the whatever this stuff was probably get charged for it anyway but they didn't give it to me and i didn't want it and they were sort of set back that somebody would stand up to him and say no i don't think they were i i would venture to say that ninety nine percent of the people that work on floors in hospitals are never told no and they don't know how you know what we're gonna do with this patient he just said no i think you're absolutely right i think that there's very them communication people just come into the rooms come in for various therapies but they don't really tell you who they are what they're doing and why it's just order and you do have you just describe the perfect scenario ask questions make them really explain why something needs to get done and is it absolutely necessary.
"flu vaccine" Discussed on No Agenda
"It is still unclear why this season's flu vaccine did not work better than it did what what as a new kid this new kid ideas new kids she sounds good i the young sheldon y'all investing there and with the what is good combined efforts this one clip you know to do the don't you like me like the combo you like the combo or good alert learn how you what yes perfect yet but you should clip it you will you together i think so okay now she says that the end is uncertain way wait a minute he would either be because they didn't have the right flew lacking wrecks in the use of put four in there or something went wrong that they don't know now of course that missing cdc guy the rumor is and i think this could be implanted by the russians gifts that and retreated by bought i believe as possible nabbed a i've been following the story but i could never really find the origin of key also worked on the flu vaccine i could never find auto he never worked on the flu vaccine what he said was he treated flu victims who all died and they all coincidently had the flu shot he never said he workout at give an origin for that story no now many there let's ride and bring it to this harsha could be russians yeah and the russian bots but the guy has disappeared and there seems to be a lot of dead people and i dunno that they all have the flu shot maybe the flu shots got something into the killed them.
"flu vaccine" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"A l i never get to follow us on twitter at dr and on facebook that up to delhi shall i sell remember we had to flu vaccines types of flu vaccines that we have one that we have it for a while now the flu shot but then we also had the flu missed the floater liz was the nasal spray and this came out for wall back what you excited allowed appearance because their child didn't have to get a shot so we were able to the of children vaccines without them complaining and griva they have their shot outplayed to do a lecture they'll give you shop lease can i get this free so they got this right and if you remember for the past flew to flu seasons and advisory committee on immunisation practices said now don't use the flu missed it doesn't work that well so we have been using it for two full seasons i believe has presented a makes flew this they weren't that happy about that but today we are learning i think as of yesterday we're learning that they are going to bring the flu missed back as an option because it's not like the shot did a good job this year either so a good cnn as cdc advisory committee voted yesterday to recommend that the flu missed nasal spray version comes back to be used for the new two thousand eighteen two thousand nineteen flu season the panel voted 12 to to this week to included as an option for doctors to use during next year's says he's the cdc is expected to go along with the recommendation of the committee according to seriously spokesperson eat bread i'm he says the nasal spray flu vaccine is licensed for use an otherwise healthy nonpregnant people h.
"flu vaccine" Discussed on WDRC
"To the flu vaccine nieto priestly i've been sorta in 5050 on whether you take a flu vaccine because it's not that effective might confers on protection lynn besides you know it's considered unpatriotic almost a form of treason to not sir as a a public health spokesperson as i am on the air uh to discourage people from getting the flu shot source said yeah you want to get it though k but i'm not a big advocate i hear some information that uh really uh chills my enthusiasm for the flu vaccine iit comes for an article uh recently which was reported on would show and and you've heard about it which suggests that um you don't have to sneeze or cough uh to transmit the flu virus so that that's really quite disconcerting because we tend to think okay you know cover your mouth uh you know sneeze eddie you're elbow and everything is going to be okay we'll let studied study of uh uh college students uh during their the flu season it was found that the flu virus was transmitted just by breathing it was very nicely uh put into the air stream by aero slows eishin tiny particles are works hail to the breath of these college students that could easily transmit the flu okay that study of made the rounds and uh i thought walesa interesting i reported on it but i didn't look at the study on now i have and there's an interesting corollary that study and that is that individuals who had had the flu shot in the courage and or previous seasons shed the flu virus six point three times more than if they hadn't had the flu shot so here's the the whole rationale for hitting the flu shot is okay you maybe you don't care whether you're gonna get the flu but at least protector others you know people in your family people her community they now mandate that health care workers so they can get fired if they don't to accept the flu.
"flu vaccine" Discussed on KDWN 720AM
"Case that's bad that's that's bad you know is it malpractice while all depends on how it was documented if the medical provider said look you know if you don't want to get the vaccine amok to push huge in with efficacy but if they set down there you know the you know they show was offer flu vaccine and denied they may not have all loves it is now it's going to be a he said she said and so the big discussion we've been having this flu season is if we do have a crappy flu vaccine jill we still get the flu vaccine fleming you know i've seen families where they got the flu vaccine the film is still got the fl the problem is for those of us a dig at the flu vaccine if we didn't get the flu how do we know was the flu shot or where we just lucky so if there is efficacy it's going to be understated the by this flu shot okay i gave my family i had my family good walgreens and get the flu shot if they don't get the flu is it because you know we're lucky airs the because they're keeping our nutrition up which i doubt it because at a two teenage boys the crap or is it that the flu shots at it and it's official protected them who's gonna get those numbers ludawyke call and and add that number two the vicks i mean you'll nobody's interview in us how many times do we get these robocalls and we hang up goalie don't call me your don't talk to me i'm in the village dinner they go but it's teddy him in the morning everything rolling about quick so if you got the flu shot of you don't get the flu does that mean the flu shot was effective does not get credit for that so i'm wondering this may be the efficacy his firearm than we fake so yes this mom detailed who medical provider and dan did not get the flu shot because of all the media attention about all they end the flu shot is very effective do we need to shut the hell up next year and say we don't know how effective it is just get the shot.
"flu vaccine" Discussed on Money Radio 1200AM
"It did nothing to help children however if this is what they do you've got the other things that they've done and this year we're going to talk about vaccines but this year one of the things that they did was they push this flu vaccine can't pushy and pushy a push it this was scared say and i went to the grocery i was telling talking about this last hour and if you don't take the flu vaccine they want you sign the statement workout take it well it does not think for a by who's over sixty it does nothing for kids and then they found out that it can give you the flu and they also found out that oh by the way it is an effective against the flu that's going around this year but you're still should take it now this is a doubts i actually disagree with you on that and i'll tell you why do you think that you should get a flu vaccine i don't i don't look i don't like any kind of force being or making you sign something i don't like that but i do think it's important to to promote the flu vaccine because look we all that the flu has many different strains i will tell you to be honest with you i am currently battling the flu however the vaccine here i did and third my children and my children are second tell my because we got a different story but i will tell you i don't think it's important because you don't it does it it can help people who get the stream it they got inoculated against so look i understand that their system for us the big viruses when i saw that the the pig vaccine has gone swine flu vaccine and more people had problems with the backseat and then they did from the results of it but other things that you should take our bumps rebel measles these are vaccines that you should take and oprah uh these complicated time speaking view truth is the most powerful because no where have she said this and these complicated time speaking the truth is the.
"flu vaccine" Discussed on KOIL
"Of catching flu and of course it is affecting the young and the old the worst some of the worst mortality rates coming as a result of this these flu vaccine is flew strains coming from the young and the old of so people according to the cdc article stand news dot com saying that people over the age of sixty five or being hospitalized more than any other population group as we were as we would come to expect and i had the mortality rates here and lost them so i apologize but uh they've already seen a handful of the very young and the very old uh succumbing to this flu these flew strains this flu virus that's going around this year so i'll be very careful of sicknesses in the air and as cold weather does not help whatsoever we've got some extremely cold weather on the way uh the i believe some of the coldest we've seen all year and it is coming we are just days away from vat so be very careful and stay safe stay warm stay healthy i don't know what i'm going to do about this voice absolutely terrible i don't i can't take it anymore i goodness gracious so with that uh become come right back we have these senator deb fisher from just about a week and a half ago she made an appearance here on news talk twelve ninety and a wanna bring you that interview because i still think it is very relevant and is very important and also give me a chance to rest this throat.
"flu vaccine" Discussed on WDRC
"And um it will were talking about some yet another benefit of exercise talked earlier about the benefits of dancing now yet another health dividend of exercise but before we do that uh let's investigate why the flu vaccine work so badly a really a work very well this actually is uh discouraging too many people who take the flu vaccine and then still come down with the flu anyway yeah i'd pretty often i mean i hear this all the time it by practice of people dutifully line up for the flu shot wipe out the flu anyway sometimes i think that the flu vaccine caused the flu but that's not likely it just wasn't effective and in fact uh for the 2016 seventeen flu season the last one uh the vaccine was only fortythree percent effective against the predominant influence a h three n two strain and that's better than some previous years the protection has been uh as lower worse in other years so what's going on with that i mean are they miss the boat of originally the theory was that when they planned the vaccine they got a plan way ahead and then they take their best guess as to what the flu is going to look like in the coming season and it's kind of like longterm weather prediction you know it's hard to say what the weather's gonna be in january uh if you predicting it in march of the previous year right but that actually may only be part of the abdel because uh they found that their predictions were pretty good when it came to last year's strain that the one that they put into the vaccine uh was actually pretty close to the flu that arrived during those winter months so what's the problem what's the.
"flu vaccine" Discussed on KMET 1490-AM
"The sprig thousand 2017 the nasal spray live attenuated seen it was intended for children actually didn't match very well at all and physician gdp rising even the kids to get the shot the whole point was we try to reach out beyond kids and don't give them a shot that hurts don't scare them so there was this version of the flu vaccine liquid that baghdad the knows and that is how we all get the flu way we inhale that virus and respiratory secretions when somebody else in the vicinity how the flu it's a very potent knit your tent y you get the body aches everybody most everybody knows the flu when they got it deny hot uh she a key costs of running knows headache fever so it's not too early to get the flu shot one way or the other make sure you get that flu vaccine in particular if your young if you are elderly and speaking of the elderly the elderly have the option to what is called the high dose flu shot just a more nasion of the flu vaccine i think it's about six times more potent and the idea there is not even the idea the proof cher uh uh uh aas antibody responses or the tighter seen through the flu vaccine the older people get their immune system is not quite as active and not quite as energetic about generating more antibodies to things that it sees these studies have shown that if this igf o'neill folks a high near los or potency of the flu vaccine they will get a better response they are more expensive and may not be egged available as the regular flu shot in fact call ahead to your provider's office wherever you intend to get.