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If I am a healthy adult under age 65, does getting a flu shot reduce my chance of getting the flu or flu like illness more than not getting a flu shot?
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About 30 people vaccinated will result in one fewer case of influenza-like illness or the flu. This may come in handy for those people who work in the medical profession. Not so much in other professions.
1. Demicheli, V et. al. Vaccines for preventing influenza in healthy adults. Cochrane Database Syst Rev. 2018 Feb 1;2:CD001269.