Flu Shots for Infants

Apparently, not only do flu shots have no effect on the elderly, but not it’s being show they have no effect on infants, either:

There is no evidence that vaccinating children under two-years-old reduces deaths or complications from the illness, researchers say.

Researchers have reviewed 25 studies that looked at the impact of vaccines in reducing the number of cases of influenza and its symptoms in children up to 16.

“We recorded no convincing evidence that vaccines can reduce mortality, admissions, serious complications and community transmission of influenza,” he said.

“In young children, below the age of two, we could find no evidence that the vaccine was different from a placebo,” Dr Jefferson said.