Did you know that your recommended yearly flu shot could also reduce your chances of a stroke? According, to research conducted in the United Kingdom findings revealed that, the flu shot could reduce your risks of stroke by up to 24% during flu season.
Flu Shot Correlation
Research was conducted at both the University of Lincoln and University of Nottingham. The study involved more than 47,000 patients along with their patient records dating back from 2001 to 2009. Control groups of vaccinated to unvaccinated where examined for a correlation on stroke incidence and the flu shot.
The findings determined a “highly significant association” between those who received a flu vaccination and 24% lower risk for stroke. Additionally it was found that this lower rate was most applicable when flu shots were administered at the beginning of flu season versus the middle or end.
The Center for Disease Control continuously recommends a yearly flu shot to help prevent the spread of the flu virus. You should also note that are common side effects associated with a flu vaccination and some of these side effects include: swelling, itching, and soreness near the injection site. You should always monitor your side effects and seek medical help if you have any concerning symptoms that persist. Additionally the vaccine has been known to spark allergic reactions in those who may underlying allergies such as an egg allergy.
Further research is required on the subject as not all causes and correlations have been determined. This research does however suggest a strong correlations between the two. If you or someone you love is interested in Long Term Care or Long Term Care Insurance be sure to visit: LTC TREE for more information.