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    Flu and Immunization

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    You had your flu shot but still got the flu. Use your knowledge of immunology to provide two explanations for this development.

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    Influenza vaccine has been shown to have different spectrum of efficacy in individuals with different health conditions and age groups. In healthy individuals who are not under the risk of developing complications, influenza vaccine has been shown to reduce their chances of getting flu by only a quarter (Demichelli et al 2007). This relative inefficacy has been shown by other studies as well (Millot et al. 2002).

    The influenza virus continues to ...

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    Flu risks and immunizations are correlated in this solution.

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