I know we are hyperfocused on our current pandemia and rightfully so. I recently came across an article discussing the effectiveness of the influenza vaccine for this past season.
- According to a Feb. 21 CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the current influenza vaccine has been 45% effective overall against 2019-2020 seasonal influenza A and B viruses.
- Specifically, the flu vaccine has been 50% effective against influenza B and 37% effective against influenza A
- This year’s vaccine substantially protected children and adolescents ages 6 months to 17 years, with 55% vaccine effectiveness seen in this population.