Monday, February 11, 2008

What Flu Are You?

So does getting a flu shot help or not? The flu (a flu, really) is here in Springfield, according to this story, but are the people getting sick folks who got the shots or not? The article says there is plenty of vaccine left but fails to tell us if it’s worth the effort getting vaccinated. Comments below the story suggest even people who got their shot are getting sick.

I understand that flu shots contain protection against only certain strains of the flu that were best guesses as to what might actually get people in the upcoming flu season. So I’m not dismissing flu shots. I am wondering, however, how effective they are this year and the story in the SJ-R doesn’t even consider the question. I think a lot of people would like to know if they are at all protected from the strain going around.

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