JAMA Network Open
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What The Study Did: In a study that included 89,000 patients, those who received the flu and shingles vaccines on the same day were less likely to receive a flu shot the following year, a finding that may be explained by side effects caused by the shingles vaccine that some patients misattributed to the flu vaccine.
Authors: Benjamin N. Rome, M.D., M.P.H., of Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston, is the corresponding author.
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