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Vaccine no match against flu bug in US

Published:Thursday | June 27, 2019 | 9:44 AM
U.S. health officials say the flu vaccine has again turned out to be a disappointment. (Ted S. Warren, AP)

ATLANTA (AP) — U.S. health officials say the flu vaccine has again turned out to be a big disappointment.

The vaccine didn’t work against a flu bug that popped up halfway through the flu season.

Figures released Thursday show the vaccine was only 29% effective overall.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the vaccine turned out to be a mismatch against the later strain.

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