There’s still months left in flu season and here in Maryland, we’re already seeing thousands more cases than we saw all of last season. One of the reasons? The CDC admits the flu vaccine was not very effective. Tuesday, health officials were grilled on Capitol Hill.
Meghan McCorkell has more on what went wrong.
Most years, the flu vaccine is about 50-60% effective. The CDC says this year, the vaccine is at just 23%.
At the beginning of flu season, lines to get the vaccine stretched out clinic doors.
“I don’t want to get the flu,” said Stephanie Williams.
Now those lines have died down after word that the flu shot is one of the least effective in a decade and lawmakers on Capitol Hill want to know why.