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Nasty flu was even too tough for vaccine: CDC

Posted at 11:02 AM, Jun 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-06-27 13:32:16-04

ATLANTA — U.S. health officials say the flu vaccine has again turned out to be a big disappointment.

The vaccine didn’t work against a flu bug that popped up halfway through the flu season. Figures released Thursday show the vaccine was only 29% effective overall.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the vaccine turned out to be a mismatch against the later strain.