The research reported at the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference suggests getting a flu shot can reduce someone’s risk of developing Alzheimer’s by 17 percent.   Minnesota-North Dakota Chapter C-E-O Sue Spalding says…

“That’s huge. And if you get a vaccine multiple years — you know, year after year — you can increase that… risk reduction by 13 more percent.”

Researchers found the apparent protection strongest for those who receive their first flu vaccine at a younger age — for example, at 60 instead of 70. And a separate study showed, depending on someone’s genes, pneumonia vaccinations for those between age 65 and 75 reduced risk of Alzheimer’s up to 40 percent.