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Letter to the Editor
Editor, – I have an unanswered question after reading the article by Paul Dugdale (Aust Prescr 2007;30:35-7).
I have tended to discourage vaccinating young healthy adults with influenza vaccine as I was under the impression that an occasional bout of influenza in their younger years would prime the immune system and produce much better immune responses for future attacks that would keep them in good stead in their later years.
Is there any evidence for this? Is it a reasonable approach?