Is there evidence for the effectiveness of universal flu vaccine programs?

With the beginning of flu shot season there are questions being asked about the effectiveness of universal vaccination programs. Is there evidence to support the widespread use of the vaccine as part of public health policy? In the October 28, 2006 edition of the British Medical Journal, Dr. Tom Jefferson, co-ordinator of the Cochrane Vaccines Field in Rome and member of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine, asked this very question and joins us to talk about his findings.

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