Could Cholesterol-Lowering Statin Drugs Hurt a Flu Shot’s Effect?

Source: Could Cholesterol-Lowering Statin Drugs Hurt a Flu Shot’s Effect? – NBC News

Statin drugs, taken by about 28 percent of U.S. adults over 40, may interfere with the effectiveness of flu vaccines, researchers report.

Two studies find that the popular cholesterol-lowering drugs may reduce the body’s immune response to the vaccine in older people, who already have a lowered immune response.

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