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Re: Flu vaccination before traveling?

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I am told that the flu jabs DO vary from country to country, not hemisphere to hemisphere, as local strains are variable
Incorrect.
Each year the WHO meets and decides which strains will be included in the upcoming yearly flu vaccination. That info is passed onto the vaccine manufacturers, who must formulate their vaccine accordingly.

Edit: I know as my previous job was to write and help in the design of the required influenza vaccine clinical study each year.
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