Flu Shots for Elderly Don\'t Save Lives This is going to cause some controversy. A new study based on over 30 years of data shows that giving flu shots to the elderly does not and has not saved lives. The authors of the study and other researchers believe that if children between 5 and 18 were vaccinated it would actually save more lives than the current policy of vaccinating the elderly. I see the logic in the study but wonder how well this will sit with the masses. Also - if the study is based on 30 years of data and those who direct policy all agree with it - why isn't this policy being instituted by the CDC? Interesting read - Foxnews B.