Choice of flu vaccine ‘has increased risk of admissions’ – SAM president

Comments from Dr Nick Scriven, president of the Society for Acute Medicine, on the use of the trivalent flu vaccine over the quadrivalent in parts of England feature in today’s media.

He said: “Not using the quadrivalent vaccine has increased the risk of flu admissions this year.

“Half of the flu cases we are getting are the A strain, half are the B.

“It is probably about half the cases that are coming into hospital that may have been prevented.”

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