CDC: Flu Vaccine 60% Effective This Year


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Data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suggests this year’s flu vaccine is one of the most effective in years, Pulse Headlines reports.

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According to the CDC, those “who got the vaccine were 59% less likely to get sick with influenza than people who didn’t.”

“This means that getting a flu vaccine this season reduced the risk of having to go to the doctor because of flu by nearly 60 percent,” said the CDC’s Dr. Joseph Bresee. “It’s good news and underscores the importance and the benefit of both annual and ongoing vaccination efforts this season.”

The CDC recommends annual vaccination for everyone 6 months or older.

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