As predicted, this year’s flu vaccine is doing a pretty crummy job. Health officials say a new study shows it’s only 23 percent effective.
Men with higher levels of testosterone are more likely to have very little, or no response to flu vaccines and other defenses against influenza and other infectious diseases.
A Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study found that almost half of the 830 children who died from the flu between 2004 and 2012 did not have a high-risk medical condition such as asthma or heart disease, and were otherwise healthy.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is reporting that the flu vaccine has only been 62 percent effective amid 47 states reporting widespread illness.