Flu Vaccines News 2015: Effectiveness Down This Season to 23% - C.D.C.

January 18, 2015 7:34 PM

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Flu Vaccines News 2015: Effectiveness Down This Season to 23% - C.D.C.

Flu vaccines' effectiveness this season is down to just 23 percent, according to the Centers for Disease Control (C.D.C.).

Despite this, the C.D.C. still recommends for people to get flu vaccination "because the vaccine can still prevent some infections by the circulating A (H3N2) viruses as well as by other viruses that may circulate later in the season, including influenza B viruses."

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