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Flu Vaccine Effectiveness and Possible Side Effects in adults 62 and Older Abstract Persons aged 62 and older tend to be having low immunity to various diseases since the immunity defence system for human grows weaker with age. As a result, persons aged 62 and older are always advised to go for the flu vaccine, which will offer their immune system a boost in fighting the viruses that cause flu. The flu vaccine has, in several occasions, proved useful; therefore its effectiveness is above average at 57%. However, the vaccines as well bear some shortcomings in its usage, some of the side effects are shoulder soreness and swelling, fever and dizziness by the patients. This paper will, therefore, address in details the effectiveness as well as the various common side effects of FLU Vaccine on adults age 62 and older. Introduction For many years it has been believed that people aged 62 and higher are easily exposed to the risk of severe complications from the flu equated to younger people. This is due to the reason that the immune defence system of human grows weaker with age. Statistics show that over 50% of flu- related hospitalization and deaths in a given flu season are of persons of 62 and above. As a result of these flu complications, health practitioners introduced a flu vaccine aimed at reducing flu-related illness and other flu-related complications that often lead to hospitalization or if worse deaths of older people. The flu vaccinations are given to the adults in shots, and the vaccines are in two types, High Dose Flu Vaccine and Adjuvanted Flu Vaccine. These vaccines act as a boost to the immune response to the bodies of older people provided the higher amount of antibodies that they generate.
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