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Study Finds Recent Influenza Vaccination Is Associated with an Appreciable Reduction in the Risk of SARS-CoV-2 Infection & COVID-19 Severity

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Several earlier studies have indicated a favorable effect of flu shots on the risk of infection with the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), as well as on the risk of symptomatic and severe coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) after infection. A new preprint reports the effectiveness of influenza vaccination in this light.

Introduction

The influenza vaccine is protective against the influenza virus, reducing the number of cases and deaths that occur with this seasonal pathogen. Flu shots are a high priority for older adults and healthcare workers (HCWs) at a greater risk of infection ...