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    <p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Getting a flu vaccine slashes the risk of falling severely ill with Covid, a study has suggested.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>An analysis of nearly 75,000 coronavirus patients found those who received an annual influenza jab were 60 per cent less likely to end up in A&E compared to people not vaccinated against flu.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>People given the flu shot between two weeks and six months before catching Covid also appear to be protected against nasty complications linked to the virus.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Those who didn’t have the jab were up to 60 per cent less likely to suffer a stroke, sepsis or blood clots compared to vaccinated patients.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>The study authors say their findings suggest the flu shot could provide increased protection to people in countries where Covid vaccine supplies are limited.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>However, the analysis — which included patient data from the US and UK — did not find having a flu vaccine reduced patients’ chance of dying from Covid.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>The researchers, from the University of Miami, said it was not clear why having a flu jab offers some protection from Covid.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>But they pointed to previous research which showed vaccines can boost the body’s innate immune system, 광주 성형외과 improving its overall defences against disease.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>The study comes as the UK government considers offering Covid vaccine boosters alongside a winter flu vaccine programme from September onwards and making flu vaccination a condition of deployment for NHS staff.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>No10 has already made Covid jabs mandatory in care homes to protect elderly and 광주 성형외과 frail residents who are most at risk of getting severely ill with the virus.</p><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> Getting a flu vaccine slashes the risk of falling severely ill with Covid. Researchers believe the jab boosts the body's innate immune system, improving its overall defences against disease (stock image) </div> <noscript> Getting a flu vaccine slashes the risk of falling severely ill with Covid. Researchers believe the jab boosts the body's innate immune system, improving its overall defences against disease (stock image) </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”>Getting a flu vaccine slashes the risk of falling severely ill with Covid.

    Researchers believe the jab boosts the body’s innate immune system, improving its overall defences against disease (stock image)</p></div><div class=”artSplitter mol-img-group mol-hidden-caption” style=”style”> <div class=”mol-img”> <div class=”image-wrap”> </div> <noscript> </noscript> </div> <p class=”imageCaption”> </p></div><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>The Miami researchers analysed medical records of 74,754 Covid patients, 광주 성형외과 splitting them into two groups of 37,377.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>These groups were closely mirrored to each other to account for factors that could affect their risk of severe Covid symptoms, such as age, 광주 성형외과 gender, ethnicity, smoking status.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>They also looked at health problems such as diabetes, obesity and lung conditions that cause breathing difficulties to ensure these did not influence the study findings.</p><p class=”mol-para-with-font”>Fifteen adverse events, such as sepsis, strokes, deep vein thrombosis, were spotted in the group who tested positive for Covid. </p><div><div data-track-module=”am-related_carousel^related_carousel” data-track-selector=”.rotator-panels a:not([class*=external])” data-dm-rotator-rotate=”false” data-track-pos=”static” data-preferred-shared-network-enabled=”” data-dm-rotator-auto-init=”” id=”p-22″ class=”related-carousel with-fb-or-tw news” data-dm-rotator-active-class=”active” data-dm-rotator-page-count=”1.0″ data-dm-social-article-auto-init=”” data-dm-rotator-page-size=”1″> <div class=”rotator bdrcc”> <div class=”rotator-title”> <h2>RELATED ARTICLES</h2> <ul class=”rotator-pages link-xocc”> <li class=”rotator-prev”>Previous

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