Transcript for Flu Vaccine May Not Be Good Match for This Year’s Strain
And the health news, the flu vaccine, the CDC says it may not be a good match for this season's strain of the virus. Dr. Richard Besser is here. Yeah, this is a big alert to doctors. It's early, but the CDC looked at a thousand. It's the h3 N 2 which causes bad flu. 52% of the strains are not a good match for the vaccine because of mutations in flu. And they're concerned people won't be as well protected. Do I get the flu shot, not get the shot? What do I do? I understand the concern. The CDC says still get the vaccine. Should provide some protection. But if you're in a high risk group, doctors are recommending that within 48 hours of developing flu symptoms they start you on an anti-flu medication. Children under 2, people over 65, heart disease, immune problems. Pay attention to whether flu is in your community. If you develop the symptoms, call your doctor and get on the medication early. You'll be on Twitter to answer questions? Right now. Let's get the other
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