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Flu Vaccine why bother

Flu Vaccination. Does it Work?

Flu Vaccine - Does it Work?

Flu vaccination, as a public health intervention, is very expensive indeed. As to whether this expenditure of tax payer’s money represents good value or not remains a controversial subject. For example, would this money not be better spent on relieving the pain and suffering that people must go through while waiting for years to have a hip replacement? I strongly believe that money spent on flu vaccination programs is wasted money.

 

 

Should You Get the Flu' Shot Now?

First of all, let's get this out of the way. The medical term Influenza -- shortened to Flu', is arguable one of the most abused words in the English language. People just throw it out there often without a second's thought. They will say things like: "Oh I have got a rotten flu'" or "I was out of work all last week with the flu'". In the vast majority of cases what these people actually have is not influenza at all but an upper respiratory tract viral infection. Unpleasant certainly, sickening certainly but not influenza or anything related to influenza.