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Do statins interfere with the flu vaccine?

Posted November 30, 2015, 9:00 am John Ross, M.D., FIDSA, Contributing Editor Statins are powerful, unusual, and, like El Niņo and Tom Cruise, not well understood. Statins have a huge upside. They improve survival after heart attacks and lower the risk of recurrent strokes. They are also the only cholesterol-lowering medications that have been clearly shown to reduce heart attacks and deaths in high-risk patients without heart disease. In addition to reducing cholesterol, statins…

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