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Flu shot ‘oversold’: Medical expert says Australians better off beating the flu with masks

A public health expert has challenged the value of flu vaccinations.

And he told Neil Mitchell Australians would be better served wearing masks and installing hand-washing facilities in public places.

Professor Chris Del Mar, a medicine expert at the Faculty of Health Sciences and Medicine at Bond University, claims the flu vaccine is being “oversold” in Australia.

He says vaccines vary in their effectiveness.

“The flu vaccine is particularly ineffective, it only makes a small difference,” he said.

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