Study: Those who got flu shot less likely to get Alzheimer’s disease

Published: Jul. 28, 2022 at 1:49 PM CDT
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DAVENPORT, Iowa (KWQC) - A recent study found an association between flu shots and Alzheimer’s disease. In the study of nearly a million people 65 and older, researchers found that after four years, those who got at least one flu shot were 40-percent less likely to develop the brain disease than a similar group of unvaccinated people. Dr. Bill Langley explains this doesn’t mean an influenza vaccination prevents Alzheimer’s. That would require a more specific study. He says it could be an indication that vaccinations cause an immune response that protects against Alzheimer’s.

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