Why This Flu Season Is The Worst In Years
A vaccine that's proven only mildly effective and an early start for the virus is making this flu season especially harsh.By Madison Burke | January 17, 2015
This flu season is being called the worst in years and has officially been labeled an epidemic by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts say many factors are to blame.
Much of that blame is being placed on this year's flu vaccine, which officials now report is only 23 percent effective.
"Most of our patients who've gotten the flu have been vaccinated," a medical expert told WCBS.