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Flu vaccine doing poor job protecting older Americans

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Dale Gerhard

This season's flu vaccine is proving only 9 percent effective in those 65 and older, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

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ATLANTA — It turns out this year’s flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting older people, the most vulnerable age group.

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Dale Gerhard

This season's flu vaccine is proving only 9 percent effective in those 65 and older, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.