The real question is whether the vaccine will last throughout the flu season, and Centers for Disease Control studies show that it does.
Brunswick County Health Director David Stanley said residents should get vaccinated early in the season because studies have shown that the efficacy of the vaccine does not wane late in the flu season.
Studies about whether the vaccine lasts beyond flu season are irrelevant because new strains of flu appear each season and residents must be vaccinated again.
Here’s a website with lots more information about flu vaccinations: www.cdc.gov/flu/protect/keyfacts.htm
Date posted: November 27, 2013
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