Public Service Announcement:
We now know why some flu vaccinations have not been working at all, against the important H3N2 Flu virus. **
By using eggs, the H3N2 subtype mutates a key viral protein to bind to egg-bird cells.
This egg-specific mutation disrupts the critical region on the flu virus protein that is normally targeted by our immune system.
This means egg-based flu vaccines containing the mutated protein DOES NOT TRIGGER an effective immune response. … This leaves our body without protection against the circulating strains of H3N2 flu viruses.
Solution: ASK your flu virus vaccine provider if their vaccine is egg-based.
Sadly, most US-created flu vaccines are egg-based => likely not worth getting
Instead, choose the less-common non-egg based flu vaccines, like Flublok.
Flublok is a recombinant protein-based vaccine for influenza immunization in adults over age 17 …
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Steven M. Fry
Read on, MacDuff!
I’m 71 and have never taken a flu shot. Too many people I know get both the shot and the flu. And I remember years when the vaccine covered a few kinds of flu but what arrived was a different kind of flu, so no one was protected. I will just work to stay healthy!
Exactly … Even the “Quad” shot with 4 strains of flu is just the vaccine industry’s best guess (last year) to grow for what they think might be circulating next year.
I did get the flu two years ago for the first time in 38 years, but it was shorty after I’d had dengue fever and my resistance was way low. Last year I was around people with the flu and I was fine.