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Re: Canine Flu Shot [Re: middleofnowhere] #346876
02/06/18 03:57 AM
02/06/18 03:57 AM
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You may not be wrong middle:

It's also true that the flu vaccines are less effective in older populations.

As for the dog, she has to go to daycare, no way around that with her separation anxiety. Luckily they accepted the waiver from the vet.

They do say the canine vax will decrease the amount of viral shedding that a dog does after they come in contact with the actual virus, but I couldn't find a list of ingredients, including adjuvant.

MaxaL (aka LisaT)

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Re: Canine Flu Shot [Re: Shilohsmom] #346890
02/07/18 09:54 PM
02/07/18 09:54 PM
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Originally Posted By: Shilohsmom
....I'm wondering why a second vaccine is required ...

Short answer-the response to each vaccine in each species is different. It's really one of the beauties of the science how much variability you can find and then search for reasons.

More realistic answer-people don't like to get shots so there is a high economic incentive for a manufacturer to develop a vaccine that has reasonable efficacy in one shot. With flu vaccines in many people, you're also building upon the immunity from the vaccine in the previous year.


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