Yes, it’s true: CDC admits this year’s flu shot doesn’t work

Thursday, December 11, 2014
By Paul Martin

by: David Gutierrez
December 11, 2014

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has admitted that this year’s flu vaccine currently provides less than 50 percent protection against the most dangerous and common circulating strain of the influenza virus.

Yet the agency not only encourages people to get vaccinated anyway but is also urging doctors to step up the use of antiviral drugs that provide barely any health benefit.

Each flu vaccine contains a weakened or killed form of three or four strains of flu virus that have been selected based on the strains that researchers thought would be circulating that year. One of the strains is always a variety of Type A H3N2 flu virus. H3N2 is the strain that tends to circulate most widely during flu season and is responsible for more hospitalizations and deaths (especially in the elderly) than other flu types.

This year, the strain of H3N2 circulating most widely is not the one included in the vaccine.

Approximately 150 million people have already received the flu shot this year to date.

Even less effective than usual

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