Monday, July 27, 2020

Flu vaccine could protect against serious heart and stroke complications

News Release 27-Jul-2020
American Heart Association

The rate of seasonal flu vaccinations among high-risk groups such as people over age 50 and nursing home residents is extremely low, and those who do get their flu vaccination significantly lower their cardiovascular risks for heart attack, TIA (transient ischemic attack), death and cardiac arrest,


The stress the influenza infection puts on the body may increase the risk of having a heart attack or stroke, which researchers note is well-known.


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