Is the flu vaccine effective?

Question By: Anonymous

Is the flu vaccine effective?

 

Answer By: Dr. Marcie Lusk, assistant professor of nursing

How well the flu vaccine works each year depends on how well the viruses included in the vaccine match what is going around. The past couple of years, the flu vaccine was only about 40 percent effective, however, it is predicted that this year the flu vaccine is over 80 percent effective. It is not too late to get a flu vaccine. Getting immunized is the best way you can prevent getting the flu.

 

 

Answered: 03/28/2019