Flu Vaccine: Did You Get One? Does it Work?
Epidemic level of influenza cases in U.S. to start 2013.
Just about everywhere you turn, someone is talking about the flu, flu vaccine, or how to prevent contracting the virus.
It's for good reason, too, as the total number of cases reported in early January reached epidemic levels, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
A shortage of vaccines has impacted the area, as Patch reported earlier this week, with pharmacies having to wait for vaccine to come in on a daily basis.
We enjoy using ideas from readers, one of which was the impotes for this post and poll. 'Not Domino' commented on a previous story that we should formally ask readers about their flu vaccine status, whether or not they received the shot, and if so, did it work?
According to the CDC, the vaccination is 50- to 70-percent effective.
So, what's your flu status? Vote in our poll and leave a comment below.