Lawmakers Investigating How To Improve Flu Vaccine
A House subcommittee on Tuesday will investigate how to improve influenza vaccine selection and production to keep up with flu viruses that mutate quickly. This year's flu vaccine is 23% effective, the lowest efficacy rate in about a decade. The low effectiveness is in part because the dominant strain circulating this flu season has "changed markedly" since the vaccine strains were selected in February 2014.
- "Lawmakers To Probe Flu Vaccine Production Process" (McKay, Wall Street Journal, 2/2).