Dr. Craig Bowron, hospitalist at Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis, recently wrote in The Huffington Post about his disappointment with the flu vaccine:
As the CDC and nearly every health group on the planet will tell you, getting vaccinated against influenza is the best thing you can do to avoid getting infected, and that's still true. But if influenza can roll across the country despite a tightly-matched vaccine, how good are our existing vaccines? And if current vaccines aren't so good, is working harder to get them to everyone -- "universal immunization," the CDC's most recent push -- a real solution, or just a feel-good answer?
Bowron joins The Daily Circuit Wednesday, Jan. 23 to discuss the flu vaccine and its effectiveness.
READ MORE ABOUT THE FLU VACCINE
Flu Vaccine: The Best You Can Do Is Not the Best We Can Do (Dr. Craig Bowron in The Huffington Post)
Flu vaccine 62 pct. effective, govt. says (MPR News)
Flu deaths climb to 60 this season (MPR News)