Flu vaccine more effective if given in a.m.

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Flu vaccine four times more effective if given in morning



"The flu vaccine is four times more effective if given in the morning, scientists have discovered, a finding which could help prevent the deaths of thousands of people each year.

Influenza is still a deadly infection for vulnerable people like pensioners and last winter around 16,000 people died from the virus, after the flu strain mutated unexpectedly.

But now scientists at the University of Birmingham have found a simple way of increasing the efficacy of the annual protective jab.

“By shifting the time of those vaccinations to the morning we can improve their efficiency with no extra cost to the health service.”
Professor Janet Lord, University of Birmingham
Giving patients a vaccination between the hours of 9am and 11am boosted antibodies to four times the levels of those patients who had shots between 3pm and 5pm.

It is thought that the immune system is more active and responsive in the morning."

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http://www.telegraph.co.uk/science/2016/04/25/flu-vaccine-four-times-more-effective-if-given-in-morning/
 
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