Statins and the flu jab

29 October 2015: It was reported that statins can stop flu jab working. The Daily Telegraph and The Guardian both covered this story and RPS spokesperson Sotoris Antoniou told them: “Statins are known to have effects on the immune system and so a potential interaction with the flu jab is indeed possible. We must recognise that the findings of a reduced effect of the flu jab may be caused by other things. There’s good evidence to show taking statins protects your health. Until more research is done to answer the question of a potential interaction between statins and the jab and the implications of the vaccine having a reduced effect, you should go on taking your statins as normal.”

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The Pharmaceutical Journal, PJ, November 2015, Vol 295, No 7883;295(7883):DOI:10.1211/PJ.2015.20069646

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