Flu Vaccine Only 23% Effective



This year’s flu vaccine is better than nothing but not by much. The CDC said Thursday that the shot only reduces a person’s chance of having to go to the doctor for the flu by 23 percent.

“Commonly, it’s been closer to 60 percent,” said Brendan Flannery, an epidemiologist in the CDC’s influenza division. This year’s vaccine is considered to have one of the lowest success rates of the past decade because experts didn’t correctly predict the flu strains that would make people sick.

By the time flu season hit, two-thirds of H3N2 viruses making people sick with the flu were not included in the vaccine. Read more at the Washington Post.

{Andy Heller-Matzav.com Newscenter}


  1. So, being that the flu vaccine is very likely not to work, let’s give ourselves a break this year. We should be aware that flu vaccines have mercury, and many other toxins and should be avoided. Furthermore, hand washing, vitamins C and D supplements help boost our immune systems.

  2. it is definitely not better than nothing. consensus around here is that all the people with the flu are the ones that got the flu shot. so it is actually making people more susceptible to the flu!! wake up everyone!!