This year's flu vaccine only 10 percent effective, early estimate shows

Making vaccines isn't always a straightforward process

The Georgia Department of Health reports there is flu activity in the state, with 22 people ending up in the hospital due to influenza. It can cause mild to severe illness. Dr. Fauci and his co-authors came to this conclusion after analyzing reports from Australia (whose flu season has already come and gone) that showed "record-high numbers of laboratory-confirmed influenza notifications, and outbreaks". "I'm confident it'll be as normal as 40 to 60 percent effective to protect against the flu", Navarrette said.

The best advice still is to get the flu vaccine, officials say. Eggs are not used in universal flu vaccines. The authors stated rather than focusing on short-term improvements of the common vaccine, they instead hope "to achieve the ultimate objective of a universal influenza vaccine" through using a diverse group of experts and resources.

Quadrivalent vaccine These flu vaccines protect against four strains of influenza-two strains of influenza A and two strains of influenza B. Including a second strain of influenza B provides broader protection. Flu vaccines must be matched each year to the strains that will likely be circulating this year, but when different strains are active, the vaccine won't be as effective. That could eliminate the need for people to get new flu shots each year.

"Flu can be a deadly illness that needs to be addressed", said Lutz.

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FACT: Simply put, the flu vaccine is the best protection you can get.

And keep in mind if you are sick and have the symptoms runny nose cough fever, you can give it to others even after you stop exhibiting symptoms. Dr. Fauci also tells Bustlethat people can lower their risk of catching the flu this winter by practicing proper hygiene, and washing their hands frequently.

"You can get this flu shot pretty much everywhere right now". When someone gets sick, they mistakenly believe the vaccine was the cause.

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