• 2 million more flu cases could be avoided by hitting national target

    4 monthes ago - By Healio

    Almost 2 million additional cases of influenza could have been averted last season if 70% of Americans got the vaccine - a national target for overall coverage.
    Even small increases in vaccine effectiveness and coverage could have had a large impact on patient health, according to newly presented findings.
    The CDC recommends all Americans aged 6 months and older get vaccinated against influenza each season, but coverage rates consistently fall well below target levels and vaccine effectiveness is often poor.
    To assess the impact of modest increases in vaccine effectiveness and coverage,
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