vaccine effectiveness

How Effective Is the Flu Vaccine?

Although the effectiveness of the flu vaccine varies from year to year, depending on how well matched the vaccine is to circulating flu virus strains, which strains are dominant, and whether they have drifted, it is always a good idea to get vaccinated and protected.

Does a Flu Shot Increase Your Risk of Getting Other Respiratory Viruses?

A flu shot does not make you more susceptible to getting other respiratory infections.

What Are the Benefits of the Flu Shot?

A yearly flu shot has many benefits, so that even if you get the flu, it can help you avoid getting really sick and ending up in the hospital, ICU, or getting so sick that you don’t survive.

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