Flu vax may protect against MI

Getting a flu jab in middle age could also protect against MI, Australian research has suggested, prompting calls to extend the vaccination schedule to younger adults.

A Sydney study found an association between vaccination status and acute MI in over-40s, strengthening the case for influenza being a previously unrecognised risk factor for cardiovascular disease.

The study, which looked at 275 patients hospitalised with acute MI, found they were almost half as likely to have been