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Among children 6 months through 17 years, the percentage receiving ≥1 dose of flu vaccine during the 2018–19 season was 62.6%, which was 4.7 percentage points higher than coverage in the 2017–18 season (57.9%) and 3.6 percentage points higher than coverage in the 2016–17 season (59.0%; Figure 1).Sep 26, 2019
While we won't have exact figures until after the flu season is over, the 2019-2020 vaccine is estimated to be 45% effective overall and 55% effective in children.
Early 2019 to 2020 flu activity primarily was driven by influenza B/Victoria viruses, for which the vaccine is not a great match. Now, that flu activity is changing, "an increase in A/H1N1," Schaffner said.Jan 31, 2020
originally posted by: TEOTWAWKIAIFF
a reply to: pressident
The “flu vaccine” are 4 strains that are picked before “flu season”. The Victoria B strain was not even picked (none of It was made for the season or made the quad-shot). The CDC didn’t even bother making any. You can’t go out and get any if wanted to vaccinate your kids.
That is a strain that hits kids really hard. The mortality rate is up over 100% when compared to previous years.
The whole thing makes me mad. Like “why be one size fits all” when it doesn’t. And then you have no options.
There is your “death panel” right there! Future sealed and not a d@mn thing that you can do about it.
There should not be a “one size fits all” vaccine until there is a true universal vaccine for all flu viruses.
My .02 worth.