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Robert Lambkin-Williams

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  • It may be imperfect, but the flu vaccine saves livesSubscription

    21 OCT 2015

    I spend my time infecting volunteers with influenza virus to better understand how vaccines and antivirals work. How well the flu vaccine works can vary from season to season and is dependent on the similarity or “match” between the circulating flu viruses and the strains in the flu vaccine itself. Last year something went wrong with the flu vaccine and it was estimated to be effective in just 3% of cases, so people may wonder why they should bother this year. Vaccines are based on rec

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