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Flu Shots Reduced COVID-19 Risks by 24%

February 22, 2021 • 5:06 pm CST
(Coronavirus Today)

A new study stated, 'Influenza vaccination was associated with decreased positive COVID-19 testing and improved clinical outcomes and should be promoted to reduce the burden of COVID-19.'

This study found the odds of testing positive for COVID-19 were reduced in patients who received an influenza vaccine by 24%.

And, influenza-vaccinated patients testing positive for COVID-19 were less likely to require hospitalization or mechanical ventilation and had a shorter hospital length of stay.

These researchers concluded by saying, 'The influenza vaccine should be promoted to reduce the burden of COVID-19.' The American Journal of Infectious Diseases published: 'Impact of the Influenza Vaccine on COVID-19 Infection Rates and Severity' on February 22, 2021.