A Better Flu Shot This Season?

A Better Flu Shot This Season?

The cold and flu season is fully under way, but if you’ve been dragging your feet about getting a flu shot, here’s an armload of new reasons why you should.

The most important reason: The new, updated vaccine should do a much better job at protecting you against the flu than last year’s shot, which was just 13 percent effective, thanks to a mutation in a flu strain after the vaccine was manufactured.

As a result, the 2014-2015 flu season resulted in the highest rate of hospitalization ever recorded among those 65 and older, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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