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Flu vaccines fail to protect obese mice

8 August 2016 | By St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital

Using vaccines prepared from killed viruses, the scientists targeted an influenza A H1N1 seasonal flu strain, finding that obese mice are not protected against influenza infections through vaccines, raising concerns about vaccine response in obese humans, who are known to be at an increased risk for severe flu...