CDC: Flu vaccine not very effective this season

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According to a recent report from the CDC, this year’s flu vaccine reduces a person’s chance of getting a mild case by only 16%.

Experts say this year’s dominant strain tends to mutate faster than other variants.

Typically, flu vaccines are between 40% and 60% effective.

The CDC believes the omicron surge could be one reason flu cases were kept at bay, as people were wearing masks and social distancing.