Anticipate Some Patients Getting Antivirals to Treat the Flu

An uptick in influenza activity will spark interest in the efficacy of the flu vaccine and when antivirals should be used for treatment.

This season is expected to be worse than usual...partly because the vaccine is not a good match with the H3N2 strain that's circulating now.

Early predictions suggest the current flu vaccine is only about 10% effective against this H3N2 strain...and only about 33% effective overall.

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