As Colorado witness a record number of hospitalizations due to the flu, the CDC said this season’s vaccination is merely 23 percent effective in preventing the virus.
If you think this year’s flu shot is going to guarantee good health, think again. The CDC has just announced it is only 23 percent effective — the worst in years. CBS4 Medical Editor Dr. Dave Hnida explains what that means to you— and the important steps you can still take to protect yourself.
The number of patients hospitalized by the flu in Colorado continues to climb.
An 18-month-old girl from Loveland has died from influenza.
The flu season is underway in Colorado with 14 people hospitalized across the state.
Health officials warn that Colorado is in the throes of one of the worst flu seasons since 2009, but there is still plenty of vaccine available.
With the influenza season arriving early, many are questioning the effectiveness of the flu vaccine.
The flu is spreading rapidly across the country and 41 states including Colorado are reporting widespread flu action.
Hospital employees across Colorado are being threatened with their jobs if they don’t get the flu shot by the end of the year.
Government officials are investigating an apparent increase in fever-related seizures in young children after they got a flu shot.