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This Year's Flu Vaccine Falters In Protecting Elderly

NPR | Feb. 22, 2013 3:47 p.m.

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Rob Stein, Melissa Block

This year’s flu shot looks like it’s unusually poor at protecting the elderly. The flu vaccine’s only about 27 percent effective overall for those ages 65 and older and just 9 percent effective against the flu strain causing the most illness, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Melissa Block talks to Rob Stein.


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