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Monday, October 5, 2015   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Samantha Porter
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"Experts say it is nearly impossible to predict how mild or severe the flu season will be this year but Ohio health officials are hopeful the influenza vaccine, which performed poorly last year, will be do a better job of protecting people in the current flu season.

In a good year the flu shot is about 70 percent effective, said Dr. David Grossman, Toledo Lucas-County health commissioner. Different reports on last year’s flu vaccine show it was between 8 percent to 30 percent effective, he said.

Although people can contract the flu year-round, the official flu season is between October and May, but flu activity typically peaks in Ohio between December and February, according the Centers for Disease Control..."

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