"The flu shots given across the country are, for many, proving to be a bust -- only effective against about 40 percent of the flu strains now in the United States."....a reformulation for the vaccine is in the works, first time in 20 years....BD 

Federal health officials who met in Maryland today were already preparing for the next flu season, which starts in the fall. image

For millions of Americans, what began as a mild flu season has developed into pure misery.  In Raleigh, N.C., almost half the students at one school are out sick. So many teachers had the flu, officials considered canceling classes. In Placenta, Calif., influenza is spreading through whole neighborhoods and families. In Augusta, Ga., one hospital was swamped with people complaining of fever, dry cough and body aches.

ABC News: When Flu Shots Fail


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