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Does the Flu Vaccine Protect Against Stroke, CV Events?

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Individuals who get a flu vaccination have a significantly lower risk for cardiovascular events, suggests new research presented at the virtual American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Cardiovascular Sciences 2020 Scientific Sessions.

A large retrospective cohort study revealed that individuals who were given the vaccination had a decreased risk for transient ischemic attack (TIA), myocardial infarction (MI), and all-cause mortality in the following year, compared to those who were not vaccinated. The study revealed that adults >50 years of age had a vaccination rate of 1.8% compared to 15.3% in the general population. However, the older adults who received the vaccination had better outcomes in the following year, with a 28% lower risk of MI, a 73% lower risk of death, a 47% lower risk of TIA, and a 73% lower risk of all-cause mortality… (Medscape)

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