Flu vaccines suffered some bad PR last winter, after federal officials learned that the 2014-2015 vaccine prevented a mere 19% of flu cases. But one poorly performing vaccine doesn’t mean that future flue vaccines aren’t beneficial.
Vaccines are developed each year based on which flu strains health professionals believe will be the most predominant in the coming months. Any flu vaccine reduces your chance of getting the virus, which means you are less likely to miss work, school or time with your family. If you get the vaccine and still contract the virus, you may not get as sick as you would have otherwise, and that can mean a quicker recovery.
Your Parish Nurse, Kara