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  • We're Missing Out on a Better Flu Shot

    We’re Missing Out on a Better Flu Shot

    Australia had an extremely bad flu season over the last few months, and experts believe it was probably because of mutations in the influenza virus (H3N2) that was used in...

  • H3N2 Flu Shot Only 10% Effective This Year

    H3N2 Flu Shot Only 10% Effective This Year

    Experts are predicting a severe flu season in the U.S. this year after finding that the flu shot was only 10% effective at preventing influenza A (H3N2) in Australia, resulting...

  • How Effective Are Flu Vaccines?

    How Effective Are Flu Vaccines?

    November 7, 2017 — The flu vaccine was only 48% effective during the 2015-2016 winter flu season, according to a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine. The...

  • Experts Recommend Shingrix Shingles Vaccine

    Experts Recommend Shingrix Shingles Vaccine

    Immunization experts are recommending a new shingles vaccine, Shingrix®, to replace an older shingles vaccine called Zostavax®. Last week the FDA approved Shingrix, a new shingles vaccine manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline...