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Should flu vaccine be taken annually is necessary for us? Who always can't predict the right strain for vaccine, we still suffer from the novel virus.
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Janet Greenhut
Preventive Medicine
In brief: Get shot annually
The flu virus changes, so it's important to get vaccinated every year. The cdc usually does a pretty good job of predicting which viruses will be circulating.
Sometimes they miss, but if you don't get the shot you have no chance of being protected.

In brief: Get shot annually
The flu virus changes, so it's important to get vaccinated every year. The cdc usually does a pretty good job of predicting which viruses will be circulating.
Sometimes they miss, but if you don't get the shot you have no chance of being protected.
Dr. Janet Greenhut
Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Dr. Janet Greenhut
Often the virus used for the vaccine is close enough to offer some protection, as Dr. Bensinger said.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Helpful
The components of the flu vaccine are based upon predictions from strains known to be starting, usually in asia, which spread over the rest of the world.
There is a certain amount of guesswork, and they are rarely exactly right, but get enough of an immunity in place to lower the risk for the population as a whole. It is best to follow the recommendations of public health officials.

In brief: Helpful
The components of the flu vaccine are based upon predictions from strains known to be starting, usually in asia, which spread over the rest of the world.
There is a certain amount of guesswork, and they are rarely exactly right, but get enough of an immunity in place to lower the risk for the population as a whole. It is best to follow the recommendations of public health officials.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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