Flu-related doctor visits cut by 48% thanks to vaccine, study finds

Flu-related doctor visits cut by 48% thanks to vaccine, study finds

Feb 16 2017

If you've been spending flu season living in fear of getting sick every time someone near you coughs or sneezes, researchers have good news about the flu vaccine.

The current seasonal influenza vaccine has been found to be 48 percent effective in preventing flu-related medical visits, according to a preliminary report in the U.S. Centers of Disease Control and Prevention's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.

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