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Achoo! Flu Shot Not Very Effective For Older Americans

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Seniors were one of the main groups urged to get a flu shot this season.

But for many of them the vaccine didn't work.

The CDC says the vaccine has helped just 9% of people of those who are 65 and older.

For those under 65, the vaccine is about 56% effective.

Researchers say they're not sure why this vaccine isn't as good this year.

But, even with the disappointing numbers, the CDC says it's still worth it to get a flu shot.

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