I think I read somewhere that the flu shot they are giving this year is for a different strand of the virus and is pretty much ineffective.
Flu season is well underway, and the CDC says the flu shot may not be offering as much protection as experts had hoped.
“So far this season, influenza A -- H3N2 viruses -- have been detected most frequently, and in almost all states,” said CDC Director Thomas Frieden, MD, MPH, in a telebriefing with reporters.
“Unfortunately about half of the viruses in cases that we’ve identified this season are different than the ones that are included in this year’svaccine. The vaccine won’t protect against these viruses.”