CDC Confirms Flu Vaccine Just 23% Effective

January 16, 2015 6:09 PM

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According to the Centers for Disease and Prevention (CDC), this season’s flu vaccine is just 23% effective. Of all years when an effective vaccine is needed, it is the season for 2014 to 2015. This season, the flu has reached epidemic proportions, having already caused deaths of 15 children.

In the CDC’s new report, the 23% effective level applies to people of all ages. Obviously, this is bad news, especially for people more susceptible to risks to include children, the elderly, and individuals with compromised immune systems. With the flu vaccine being so ineffective, the CDC is advisi...

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