Health: Did The Shot Work?

One unanswered question about this winter's flu epidemic was whether the vaccine that Americans were clamoring to get would protect against the predominant Fujian strain. We may have the answer. A preliminary CDC study of 1,818 Colorado hospital workers suggests the vaccine had "no or very low effectiveness"--from 3% to 14%--against the Fujian flu.

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