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CDC announces flu vaccine effectiveness this season

Posted at 6:35 PM, Jun 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 21:35:29-04

The Center for Disease Control announced the flu vaccine was 29 percent effective this season.

Experts say it's because it wasn't a match to fight a flu strain that started making the rounds mid-season.

The vaccine is typically about 40 percent effective.

In the 2014-2015 season the shot was just 19 percent effective.

Officials are already starting to formulate next year's shot.

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