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Flu shot less effective this year due to flu virus mutation

December 4, 2014

Flu ShotThis year's flu vaccine is not as effective against the current strain of the influenza virus because the virus has mutated, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Wednesday in an advisory to doctors. Despite the mutated virus and the fact that flu activity is currently low across the country, the CDC is recommending people still get vaccinated against the flu. And while the vaccine is not as protective against a mutated strain, it can still decrease the severity of illness caused by the virus. It can also protect against other circulating strains of the virus.

More information from the CDC on this year's mutated flu strain can be found here.
You can also get weekly updates via the CDC's Weekly FluView Report.

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