Sunday, January 6, 2013

Flu vaccine will NOT work for one in ten Americans, says CDC as fears grow over spread of flue across country

This year's flu season is one of the quickest and most aggressive on record, and the evolving strain is causing problems for doctors as the vaccine will not work for one in ten cases.

Doctors continually send samples of the flu cases that they treat to the Centers of Disease Control so that they can understand what strands of the flu are spreading rapidly, and they use that information to create the vaccine sent out nationally.

'We did about as good as we could have done to put the right three strains of flu into the flu vaccines that are available on the market,' CDC spokesman Thomas Frieden said.