Let’s Clarify that Flu Shot Story

Yes, it is true that the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), made a surprise announcement last week regarding flu vaccines. What you probably saw was a headline stating something along the lines of: “Flu Vaccine Not Effective for Most of This Year’s Cases.”

There was obviously more to that story. However, it concerns me that many people might believe that headline means you don’t need a flu shot this year because it’s not going to work. Nothing could be further from the truth.