Vaccination against Flu
Seasonal flu is a leading cause of death from a disease that could have been prevented by vaccination. Every year, one billion people become infected with the flu, 500 million of them die from its complicated form. That is why the flu vaccination is recommended for people of 65 and older. Vaccinating the elderlies against flu reduces mortality level by up to 50% - this is the most effective way to prevent the flu and its complications.
Important to know:
A flu vaccination should be taken every year (fall season): firstly, its effectiveness is gradually weakening, and secondly, the composition of the vaccine changes annually in accordance with influenza viruses, which are projected to be dangerous.
Sometimes people become infected with the flu, even if they have been vaccinated, but in this case, the disease proceeds in a light form.