Re: New flu vaccine for seniors?
According to a systematic review of the scientific literature conducted by the scientific journal, The Lancet:
"In elderly individuals living in the community, vaccines were not significantly effective against influenza, influenza-like illness, or pneumonia"
and in conclusion:
"... according to reliable evidence the usefulness of vaccines in the community is modest."
Source: Lancet. 2005 Oct 1;366(9492):1165-74. Epub 2005 Sep 22, Abstract available at: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16198765