Flu shot might not be perfect, but get one anyway

[KSTP-TV, Dec. 4, 2014] The flu vaccine may not be as effective this winter as hoped because the season’s most common strain has mutated, or “drifted,” from the form the shot targets, according to U.S. health officials. CDC officials think the vaccine should provide some protection and still are urging people to get vaccinated.

Allina Health Clinic infectious disease specialist, Dr. Frank Rhame, said this often happens because flu viruses are unpredictable. But that should not stop people from getting their vaccinations.

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