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How effective is the flu jab? – BBC News

November 5, 2019

flu can make you feel rubbish but for
some people it can be deadly it kills up to 650 thousand people a
year around the world there is a vaccine against it but how good is it actually
protecting us against the virus before we can answer that we need to take a
look at how it’s made the flu job itself is updated regularly as the virus
mutates and it’s a massive piece of global detective work to track the
latest strains scientists from almost 150 countries around the world monitor
the virus all year round to see how it’s changing looking at samples taken from
people with flu-like symptoms then twice a year experts meet to decide what goes
into the vaccine first of the whole of the Northern Hemisphere and then for the
whole of the southern hemisphere in time for it’s winter they have to leave
enough time for hundreds and millions of doses of a vaccine to be made the hope
is that new mutations of the virus don’t emerge too quickly if that happens
the vaccine will be less effective and more people will catch the flu so how
effective have the scientists been in defeating the virus well typically the
job protects between 30 and 60 percent of vaccinated people sometimes in a bad
year though it can be less effective and more people are infected and will get
ill but even if the vaccine doesn’t fully protect against one strain and
circulation it’ll probably protect you against the
others and people who catch flu having had the vaccine are usually less sick
for short periods of time so it’s still really important you have
the jab which you’re advised to and by the way the flu vaccine can’t give you
the flu, the virus is deactivated or killed before being used the science
behind predicting how the virus evolves is getting ever more sophisticated and
although it’s unlikely that flu will be eradicated anytime soon a more effective
vaccine based on predictions of how the virus will evolve in the future is
looking like it might be in reach


  • Reply Miele Rodriguez November 22, 2018 at 11:41 am

    The flu jab is crap. Its makes you feel crap just like flu.

  • Reply Reptile Overlord November 22, 2018 at 11:42 am

    all these so called lesbians just need a bloody good seeing to

  • Reply Pawel Natanek November 22, 2018 at 11:47 am

    Propaganda! We don’t need people like you and your pseudo scientist look after us! You just need our money you corporate garbage! You need us to work all life and reproduce! That’s all you need !

  • Reply SK Creations November 22, 2018 at 11:53 am

    She begins directly into the topic…no introduction or greetings…ok no problem it's gud

  • Reply Zachariah Willburn November 22, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Fuck yourself if you think I am going to Inject myself with your viruses

  • Reply ElectroVibeS November 22, 2018 at 11:55 am

    Anyone Needs 1 Subb?!!!!!!!!
    Like This And Subb Me!!!!☺️

  • Reply Justin Boocock November 22, 2018 at 11:57 am

    Reality Check – BBC does not represent the majority

  • Reply AWResistance November 22, 2018 at 11:58 am


  • Reply TROJAN November 22, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    Come get your slowkill shot.

  • Reply SK Creations November 22, 2018 at 12:02 pm

    Why did she dressed like a dancer?…her hairstyle luks familiar as naga sadhus from India..

  • Reply ParawhoreLoL November 22, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    She'd get it

  • Reply Elvis Thoughts November 22, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    It's about 3% (40% for the strain designed for) effective and the CDC says it has at lest a 10% chance of giving you the flu. Also should not to be given to small children or adults over 65.

  • Reply D Key November 22, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    It's funny how it's a jab in the UK and a shot in the US. Sounds less violent

  • Reply The Blizard November 22, 2018 at 12:07 pm

    Free UK, Leave Means Leave.. S🌏S.🌐

  • Reply The Blizard November 22, 2018 at 12:09 pm

    The scientists who invented this won't let their own families take it. DTA.

  • Reply ppshamer November 22, 2018 at 12:18 pm

    it’s strong enough to stop Brexit

  • Reply C M November 22, 2018 at 12:20 pm

    I have rhinitis

  • Reply Take It From Me November 22, 2018 at 12:29 pm

    Is very effective.
    Especially for the pocket of the Big Pharma Industry.

  • Reply David Ellis November 22, 2018 at 12:39 pm

    Get Your Flu shot , and save your life ! A quick jab will do you. Just do it.

  • Reply fatehyabali November 22, 2018 at 12:44 pm

    Hit like if you like flu, comment if you do not🤒

  • Reply 2345 4325 November 22, 2018 at 12:45 pm

    I'll trust a good diet and healthy living. Like someone has already said the people who invent these things wont take them themselves..

  • Reply Michael Mage November 22, 2018 at 12:52 pm

    #FuckVaccines. Never even once.

  • Reply Sheeple are Lame November 22, 2018 at 12:53 pm

    Stay tuned for more <<< DEPOPULATION

  • Reply Cleroyster 2 November 22, 2018 at 12:57 pm

    Here in America…..twenty thousand .."extra" people a year…acquired Guliane-Barre syndrome….
    by taking the swine flu shot…..since then…..many more people are suffering numerous side effects….from injecting your immune system with toxins…in this flu vaccine. Good luck. you will need it.

  • Reply Mark R. November 22, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    It's the only vaccine that's bullshit, and i stopped getting it after i nearly ended up in the hospital due to swollen lymph nodes…
    If you're not in contact with a lot of people "aka" don't work in a hospital/doctors office other public place there is no point in getting it..

    And the effectiveness even according to many scientists just for the flu is unproven..

  • Reply John Msx November 22, 2018 at 1:10 pm

    It makes a lot of money for the drug companies, and kills more people than it cures.

  • Reply Jeff Araujo November 22, 2018 at 1:11 pm


  • Reply 1963Iota November 22, 2018 at 1:26 pm

    You guys call a shot a "jab?" Humm…..I learned something new today.

    Carry on…..

  • Reply AJ P November 22, 2018 at 1:34 pm

    BBC now a pro vaccination propaganda network. Never ever ever EVER get a flu vaccine.

  • Reply Pedro Lima November 22, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    Not as effective as the flu uppercut

  • Reply ShamelessDuck November 22, 2018 at 1:57 pm

    Anti-vax dummies fill the comment section as usual. I don't wish for you to die, because you will die anyway.

  • Reply Anuradha Aravind November 22, 2018 at 2:36 pm

    Everyear we have a new strain, so it's not effective, eat healthy and build immunity.

  • Reply crashweaverda November 22, 2018 at 2:44 pm

    Waste of a shot. Have not had one since 1987 guess what. Have not had the flu bug since.

  • Reply Da Rubicon November 22, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Flu "Jab"? Do you have to have a different name for EVERYTHING?

  • Reply Goldfinga Sliverfinga November 22, 2018 at 2:59 pm

    Fuck knows what's in that flu jab…

  • Reply OSO 7 November 22, 2018 at 3:53 pm

    You mean shot?

  • Reply hfredydl November 22, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    I got my flu shot this year already !!

  • Reply Jackie Jackie November 22, 2018 at 4:25 pm


  • Reply Andrzej Abc November 22, 2018 at 4:32 pm

    flu vaccine is ineffective and harmful – stop promoting it

  • Reply Harold Burgess November 22, 2018 at 5:11 pm

    The jab does give you the flu 😂 sometimes the virus isn't fully killed.

  • Reply Gwen Melvin November 22, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    dont listen to any of that crap, causes more harm than good.

  • Reply Elizabeth Djokovic November 22, 2018 at 7:26 pm

    I refuse to have a flu jab. Haven't had the flu for a long time, even after coming in contact with people who had it. Go figure!

  • Reply Some bloke November 22, 2018 at 7:33 pm


  • Reply Mr Rolo November 22, 2018 at 8:18 pm

    The injection doesn't give you the flu but gives you flu like symptoms that sometimes will keep you off sick for few days! I'm a nurse and I have given hundreds of this injections and have observed many employers feeling unwell for few days after the flu jab!

  • Reply T BZ November 22, 2018 at 8:28 pm

    Far more effective than the flu dab!

  • Reply Richard Goode November 22, 2018 at 10:28 pm


  • Reply holdmybeer November 22, 2018 at 11:49 pm

    all i get is a bruised arm for three days.

  • Reply Sam Monaghan November 23, 2018 at 12:23 am

    Genuine question to those anti-vacs people here in the comments: what’s the evidence that made you stop getting vaccines/ stopping your children from getting them?

  • Reply hurktang November 23, 2018 at 12:33 am

    The truth is, they don't vaccine for you. The flu have a transmission rate fairly low under 2 new victims for each infected people. Let's say 1.8. But with a new generation every 3 days and a season of about 100 day long, a few people at the start of the season can infect most of the planet by the end. If only a vaccine can prevent 5% of the cases, the exponential nature of the virus could potentially make it save billions of people from having a flu.

  • Reply Australian SkyWatch November 23, 2018 at 1:42 am

    BBC propaganda

  • Reply 我就看这帮小丑的 November 23, 2018 at 4:49 am

    we support for Northern Ireland
    independent and separate from British, ifyou citizens need, we can supply money andmaterials. please stand up, North Ireland

  • Reply KEVIN HESKETH November 23, 2018 at 9:15 am

    I switched over from one television channel to another.Collaboration with the television rapists the users with the schizophrenia weapon or auto suggesting.You've nothing Your hated your industry is dying.You've got to damage the brain with sound frequencies were not normally exposed to.To create a button to be pressed.To use that for years to punish is not a joke but deliberately planned torture.Like Monsanto verse the gardener court case,the victim of a schizophrenia Weapon and planned psychological assault verse the television rapists the NHS and government.

  • Reply Stranger Ghurab November 23, 2018 at 9:50 am

    BBC corporate circus clowns promoting a useless jab for their pharma mafia…btw how much do they pay you BBC?

  • Reply James Grey November 23, 2018 at 10:19 am

    a shot of mercury and salt water. Very effective.

  • Reply Chef Pгооpy November 23, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    All these anti vaxxers were probably vaxxed by their parents. They say vaccines give people autism. Tell them they have autism and they might grow a spine.

  • Reply Species 443764 Breen November 23, 2018 at 2:32 pm

    bbc bullshit same old

  • Reply Patrick MuhWheeney November 23, 2018 at 5:58 pm

    30-60%? What a useless quote. This seems to indicate little/faulty information, as the percentages are wildly different…

  • Reply Patrick MuhWheeney November 23, 2018 at 5:59 pm

    Also, as I understand it, the flu vaccine is a mix of several strains, not just a guess at the most common one…

  • Reply GADCL4 November 23, 2018 at 6:07 pm

    This hag would be more watchable if her titties were as big as her nose and as perky as her pointy witch chin. And if she wore a brown paper bag over her head.

  • Reply Moronic Football Mentality November 23, 2018 at 6:49 pm

    You can never get a doctors appointment when you want one, but they will try to sell you a vaccine.
    No thanks doc, I am not going to make you money of you cannot supply me with a decent GP service.

  • Reply Moronic Football Mentality November 23, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    Rachel Schraer needs a reality check.
    Useless presenter.
    Looks a tranny, too.

  • Reply Punit Singhania November 24, 2018 at 10:38 pm

    In India we don't have a flu jab. we just go about it. I have caught flu at least a 100 times. It's natural.

  • Reply Paper Book November 25, 2018 at 2:10 am

    Hahahahahaha "less sick" smh

  • Reply Rad Derry November 26, 2018 at 8:14 am

    It is a scam. Medics have proven that the "vaccine" does not do anything.
    Question is, what is it really and who is making the money from it ?

  • Reply Blank Account Shill September 8, 2019 at 7:11 pm

    You're 'rubbish', my dear.

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