Being in a good mood releases hormones that interact with the immune system and are able to influence how well it works – which, as recent research suggests, could increase the effectiveness of flu shots. Photo: Alamy

Flu shot prep: why de-stressing before influenza vaccine can increase its effectiveness

A recent study suggests being in a good mood before your flu jab can boost the vaccine’s effectiveness, with reducing stress – which produces hormones that can suppress the immune system – among methods to maintain a positive state

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Being in a good mood releases hormones that interact with the immune system and are able to influence how well it works – which, as recent research suggests, could increase the effectiveness of flu shots. Photo: Alamy
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