In people with heart and vascular diseases, the flu vaccine reduces the risk of severe complications and death, said general practitioner, cardiologist Polina Savina. In an interview with Rossiyskaya Gazeta, she named this and other unexpected positive properties of influenza vaccination.
The doctor said that, according to the results of a large-scale study involving nearly 250,000 volunteers, flu-vaccinated patients with cardiovascular disease were 18 percent less likely to die from the flu and its consequences than those who opted not to get vaccinated.
Also, according to According to Savina, scientists from the American Heart Association found that those who were vaccinated were 13 percent less likely to experience cardiovascular complications that often occur after the flu. important for children and people with chronic diseases of the cardiovascular system. “Influenza is a severe respiratory disease, it not only affects the upper respiratory tract, bronchi and lungs, but can also lead to numerous complications,” she explained.
Earlier, virologist Alexander Butenko spoke about the psychological advantage of nasal vaccine against coronavirus. The specialist said that it lies in the fact that this is not an injection, and some are afraid of injections.