VIDEO: Flu shot lowered hospitalization risk for influenza pneumonia




Getting a flu shot may be a highly effective method to prevent hospitalization for influenza-associated pneumonia.

That’s according to researchers who found that patients hospitalized with influenza-associated pneumonia were more likely to not have been vaccinated than patients whose pneumonia was due to other causes.

In video interviews, Dr. Kathryn M. Edwards and Dr. Carlos G. Grijalva of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, discussed their study of patients admitted through the emergency department for pneumonia and the benefits of flu vaccination in preventing hospitalization for influenza pneumonia.

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