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More flu expected in Washington

 

February 21, 2018



Preliminary data released last week estimates the 2017-2018 flu vaccine to be 36 percent overall effective at preventing flu illness.

Washington’s health officials want citizens to know it isn’t too late to get a flu shot since flu activity is still expected to be high for several more weeks.

This year is a reminder of how unpredictable and serious flu can be. Every flu season is different based on many factors including the circulating viruses and how well the flu shot protects against those viruses.

“Washington has seen a lot of the H3N2 strain of flu, which causes more severe il...



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