CDC warns that current flu vaccine won’t protect in 2014-2015

December 6, 2014 6:02 AM

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CDC warns that current flu vaccine won’t protect in 2014-2015

CDC officials are noting that this years’ flu vaccine might not be a good match for the virus that is circulating throughout the United States right now. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention noted on Wednesday that the flu vaccine that was issued this year is not matching up well with the strain of the flu that is currently circulating throughout the United States, and has been doing so since the agency began evaluating flu cases in October.

The CDC took a sampling of the cases that were noted between October 1st and November 22nd and found that slightly less than half were a good match with the flu that was contained in the flu shot. The strain in question which is known as Influenza A (H3N2) was and is definitely the predominant strai...

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