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CDC Says Flu Vaccine Should Be More Effective This Season
National Public Radio

Last year’s flu vaccine didn’t work very well. This year’s version should do a much better job protecting people against the flu, federal health officials said Thursday.

An analysis of the most common strains of flu virus that are circulating in the United States and elsewhere found they match the strains included in this year’s vaccine, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said.

The results will hopefully encourage more people to get their flu shots, CDC Director Thomas Frieden said during a news conference.

“Get vaccinated,” Frieden said. “That’s the best way to protect yourself, your family and your community against flu.”