Recent News Calls Effectiveness of Flu Vaccine Into Question
But does this mean that getting the flu shot or other flu vaccination isn’t useful? Data from previous flu seasons where H3N2 viruses were most common revealed more severe flu illnesses, hospitalizations and deaths, leading experts to agree that getting vaccinated to protect yourself and others as much as possible is still very important.
One of those experts is Michael P. Angarone, DO, Northwestern Medicine infectious diseases specialist and assistant professor at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine. Watch the video below to learn more about what the news from the CDC means.