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Doctors recommend getting flu shot although less effective

This year's flu season is already the most widespread on record.
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This year’s flu season is already the most widespread on record.

The CDC said it has already caused the most hospitalizations in nearly a decade, and doctors in the Tennessee Valley are experiencing this first hand. 

Doctors say flu vaccines aren’t perfect. The current vaccine is only 10% effective against this year’s flu strain H3N2. 

“They pick the most common strain of A and B and make the vaccine up, and that’s always a guess, and so this year’s they’re some strains of each that are not in the vaccine,” explained Dr. Charlie Ferguson with Med+Plus Florence.

This season, the predominant strain H3N2, is also the nastiest. Doctors say because of the different strains you can get the flu more than once this season.