A constant question I get from patients: “doc, do I need the flu shot?” Yes, it’s common for people to ask during the winter months. And my answer always remains the same: if you keep your immune system up, you’re good to go. But sometimes it’s not just that simple…take a look at this report about how flu vaccines are actually doing.
This year’s flu shot isn’t very effective. And some researchers are also saying that repeat vaccinations can lower the year-to -year effectiveness over time.
Posted by CBC News: The National on Friday, January 16, 2015
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