One Problem With Flu Shot? Not Enough People Get It – The Wall Street Journal

Each year, influenza sickens millions of people. But typically, too few Americans get the flu shot to shield everyone from the contagious disease.

For maximum protection, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention advises that 70% of Americans should get the shot. In the last decade, fewer than 50% were vaccinated annually, and sometimes, the level dipped as low as 42%.


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