— --Percent of specimens from flu sufferers submitted by doctors to the CDC that show a good match to the influenza strains in this year's flu vaccine.

The better the match, the more protected those who are immunized will be against getting the flu. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 120 million doses of this year’s vaccine are already available. The CDC recommends everyone 6 months and older get a flu vaccine every year [via CDC].

  • Share
  • Read Later