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Topic - Joseph Bresee
This year's flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting senior citizens from the harshest strain this season, proving only 9 percent effective, the government said Thursday.
For those 65 and older, this season's flu shot is only 9 percent effective against the most common and dangerous flu bug, according to a startling new government report.
It turns out this year's flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting senior citizens, the most vulnerable age group.
It turns out this year's flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting older people, the most vulnerable age group.
Don't pet the pigs.
Health officials on Thursday reported a five-fold increase of cases of a new strain of swine flu that spreads from pigs to people.
It's the season for state and county fairs, and health officials are reminding fairgoers to be careful around pigs because of a new flu spreading from the animals to people.
But the figures were released to warn older people who got shots that they may still get sick and shouldn't ignore any serious flu-like symptoms, he said.
The CDC's Bresee said there is a danger in providing preliminary results because it may result in people doubting _ or skipping _ flu shots.