AUSTIN, Texas — There is both good news and a lot of uncertainty about this year's flu vaccine this early in our flu season. The good news is that the CDC thinks it is genetically similar to the strains starting to circulate. That means is could be a lot more effective at preventing the flu than last year's vaccine, but with American set to travel for the holidays in a couple of weeks -- doctors encourage you to get your shot now.
Flight the flu
“We don't have a lot of early indications right now because it is so early in the flu season,” said Dr. Peter Hotez, the director of the Texas Children's Hospital Center for Vaccine Development in Houston.
Source: CBS Austin News