26 Apr 2016

Flu vaccines more effective when given in the morning - study

6:23 pm on 26 April 2016

A study in Britain suggests that flu vaccines are more effective when they're given in the morning, rather than the afternoon.

Researchers found that antibody response was stronger in those vaccinated before 11am.

They say that immunising people in tune with the body's natural rhythm could also help improve vaccination strategies more generally - and save lives.

The study was based on people over 65.

Similar effects from timing have been reported in cancer and arthritis treatments.