A new report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that, despite a growing number of Americans taking the flu vaccine, it is far from perfect.
The CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases found that, among adults who have received a flu shot, the flu is the most common preventable disease and that the vaccine is about three times more effective than the current standard of care.
But, as the AP noted, the CDC also found that there was a stark divide in flu vaccination rates between racial and ethnic groups, which may reflect differences in how well the vaccine works in certain regions.
The study is part of a new effort to track flu vaccination trends and how people in the U, including Latinos, African Americans, and the elderly, are being exposed to the virus.
We are very worried about the flu vaccines that are being made, because they’re not as effective as the flu, Dr. David Pazos, a pediatrician at Emory University School of Medicine, said at the AP Summit, adding that some states are trying to pass legislation to make it more difficult for people to get the flu shots, or they have legislation that makes it more expensive to get a flu vaccine.
He said the U-turns by states have been “surprising and frustrating.”
But Dr. Pazosi also said that, given the flu’s pandemic nature, there is no reason to rush to rush people back into the vaccine.
“It’s not as simple as getting people vaccinated at the same time that they’re being tested for other diseases,” he said.
In fact, he added, a flu vaccination that is given within six to seven weeks is generally much more effective, given that a lot of people can recover from the flu within four to six weeks.
The current flu shot provides a high-dose of the flu virus for three months, but it has not been shown to be particularly effective in preventing influenza.
It’s also more costly, at around $600, compared to $1,000 for the standard flu shot.
Another big problem, said Dr. Brian Blomquist, a professor of epidemiology at the University of Iowa School of Public Health, is that people who are already sick are still being exposed, even if they have the flu.
Dr. Blomner noted that people can get the virus from eating contaminated food or having contact with infected people.
But because many people don’t have the vaccine, the U’s Dr. Blosselberg said, the vaccine can’t be used to prevent that kind of exposure.
A more effective strategy, he said, would be to use the vaccine more to help people get back into their homes, and to spread it to people who have not had the flu before.
There is no one vaccine, he continued, and, in fact, the most effective flu shot is not a vaccine.
It is a very targeted and targeted vaccine, which is why it works.
Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said that the flu jab has been shown in studies to prevent more than 80% of all influenza cases, and that it is an important part of the overall response.
But he also cautioned that, because of the differences in people’s immune systems, the effectiveness of the jab is not guaranteed.
If you’re going to do it, you’ve got to be careful about how you’re doing it, Dr Faucom said.