Partially effective flu vaccine better than nothing, experts say

Four strains of the influenza virus have been identified through lab tests as circulating across the United States so far this flu season. This year's vaccine has two of them, but experts say vaccination still helps.
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BOSTON (CBS) — Flu severity in Massachusetts increased to very high this week, the Department of Public Health announced Friday. The percentage of flu-related doctor visits has continued to increase, and remains higher than it was for this week the previous two years. The department said all regions of the state are reporting high activity. The percentage of flu-related hospitalizations has also continued to increase in recent weeks. This year, more influenza B than influenza A has been reported by healthcare professionals in the state, the department said, though all strains that have been found so far this season a...
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