Flu vax advice: opinion vs data (Transcript)

(AK) Welcome to Observations Podcast from Medical Observer.  My name is Dr Annette Katelaris and thanks for joining me. Influenza is a very common disease. In some years, more than one in five of us are infected, but the prevention and treatment of influenza and even the true incidence, has been shrouded in controversy.  The pro and anti vaccination groups are firmly placed in opposite corners, and I have to say that there appears to be a lack of good quality evidence available to inform many aspects of this debate.

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