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Flu vaccination cuts deaths and hospitalisations in all elderly patients, particularly those at relatively low risk of influenza, a new study finds.

Previous research had been inconclusive – because of suspicions the 'worried well' came forward for vaccines more often. The authors said the findings 'support the need for vaccination of all older people regardless of underlying medical disorders'.

Greater efforts may be needed to reach all risk groups.

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