The vaccine against influenza does not offer optimal protection against the virus for the second consecutive year, the newspapers report the group Wednesday Mediahuis . Half of Belgians vaccinated against the virus and are likely to still contract the disease. This is the result of a choice made by the World Health Organisation (WHO)
These problems could have been anticipated, estimated virologist Marc Van Ranst. “There for the first time on the market of new generation vaccines, but the Board of Health refused to opt for them for fear of benefiting GSK, its sole manufacturer.”
a similar situation last winter had led to an increase of some 4,400 deaths during the first three months of the year.