TABLET TIME The best time to take your medication. This week: Flu jab
RESEARCH suggests flu vaccinations are more effective in the morning.
A 2016 study by the University of Birmingham found that those given the jab between 9am and 11am had greater protection against two out of three strains of flu a month later compared with those vaccinated between 3pm and 5pm, reported the journal Vaccine.
Professor Janet Lord, one of the investigators at the university's Institute of Inflammation and Ageing, said: "Our results suggest that by shifting the time of jabs to the morning, we can improve their efficiency with no extra cost to the health service."
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