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This year’s flu vaccine prevents illness about half the time

Since the virus mutates rapidly, picking the right viral strain to develop an inoculation for is a challenge.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

More people are getting the flu, but fewer are dying from it this year

Nearly twice as many Pennsylvanians have gotten the flu so far this season, compared to this time last year.

By Sarah Boden/WESA

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Health officials urge immunization as flu cases climb statewide

State health officials are urging Pennsylvanians to get immunized as the flu season ramps up.

By Rachel McDevitt

Getting your flu shot isn’t only about you, doctors say

Less than 45 percent of American adults got the flu shot last year. Some say it’s not effective. Others argue that they never get sick, so they don’t need the vaccine.

By Sarah Boden/WESA