The Effectiveness Of The Influenza Vaccine

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The Center for Disease Control and Prevention in response to growing concerns of the increasing number of reported deaths related to influenza, a vaccine-preventable disease, issued a mandate that all healthcare workers get vaccinated. The rationale behind this directive stems from their belief that vaccination of high-risk groups is a proven most effective influenza control measure. According to Steckel (2007), Studies on the efficacy of the vaccine have shown 70% to 90% prevention of infection in adults younger than 65 years when there is a match between the vaccine and the strain of influenza prevalent during that season. The serum is also most effective in the prevention of an epidemic when a suitably large percentage of groups are vaccinated. …show more content…
Many in this group have cited fears related to the so-called adverse effects of the serum to fetus. However, a few cases have been made to support the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine as well as its safety during pregnancy. Of note is a study performed by Kharbanda et al. (2012), in which results confirmed that the influenza vaccine can reduce maternal and neonatal morbidity and mortality and therefore is recommended for all pregnant women. Nevertheless the study was not without limitations, therefore the results are not widely applicable and further research is needed in the …show more content…
Now drug companies can fast track and market new vaccines that may be more reactive and less effective than they should be because there is no legal accountability in a civil court for anyone who develops, regulates, markets, gives and promotes use of vaccines. The only legal remedy for injuries due to vaccination is to file a claim with the Federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. However, three out of four claims are denied because US Health officials have the power to decide who does and does not qualify for a claim award. The Institute of Medicine have published a series of reports pointing out the large gap in vaccine safety science. Confirming that some people are genetically, biologically and environmentally more susceptible to suffering brain inflammation and other forms of serious of vaccine reactions. But doctors often do not know who will get injured or die from vaccine

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