Alternatives to the flu shot exist

January 27, 2015 10:48 AM

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Alternatives to the flu shot exist

Did you anticipate the cold and flu season this year by getting the flu shot? This year’s cold and flu season is a little more aggressive than the past seasons we’ve had, due to the uncommonly low effectiveness of the shot.

The flu shot’s effectiveness varies from year to year, due to the accuracy of researchers’ predictions of influenza strains for the next upcoming year. The 2014-15 flu shot is only 22 to 23 percent effective, opposed to its goal of 60 percent.

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