CDC Director Receives Flu Shot to Bring Awareness to Flu Season

Dr. Tom Frieden says the flu vaccine is "probably one of the best buys in public health."
1:23 | 09/29/16

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Transcript for CDC Director Receives Flu Shot to Bring Awareness to Flu Season
I'm going to give you bottom. It quickly he Kris vaccination coverage in this country just 5%. To 5% more. That would prevent 800. Homes and illnesses and nearly ten. Flu vaccine is one of the past bonds in public the biggest differences that the nasal spray is no longer recommend. We don't know why but vaccine efficacy data for the last couple years suggested it was not protect. As in the past we have no preference which type of flu shot yet but getting what. We also say get hit by the end of up who. Don't do let. Some people to vote getter leaders closer Mike you more protective. Problem is that you vaccination effort is often a vaccination. We have. Seeing already some local outbreaks of flu. And we weren't tested 5000 new virus we're using now. Rat genome sequencing to understand more about viruses. What it is way too early to say whether this year's flu. That see we'll match this user in the industry we know it's a very good math Austrian that was circulating at the end of last year. But flu is unpredictable. We anticipate we'll be cool will be a good match but only tell.

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