Mon, 22/11/2021 - 09:58
Paul Brackley reports on recently published work from the Linterman lab which suggests that limiting inflammation when older adults receive the 'flu vaccine may improve vaccine efficacy. The study compared immune responses across people of different ages after seasonal influenza vaccination. Dr Linterman and her team were able to show that a particular type of white blood cell, circulating T follicular helper cells, are linked with good influenza antibody responses in younger people. But that in people over 65, the formation of these cells upon vaccination is reduced compared to younger individuals.
Read the full article online, and see the Institute's news story: Limiting inflammation may improve ‘flu vaccination response in older people
22 November 2021
By Honor Pollard