There are different strains of the influenza virus, hence, the “A” and “B.” There are more scientific names of each virus and there are subsets for Flu A. Each year, the viruses are scientifically studied and attempted to determine which strain will hit the hardest the upcoming year and the vaccine is created for that strain of the flu. It’s not always an accurate guess.


Because the strains of the viruses are always mutating, the effectiveness of the vaccine isn’t 100% It’s still important to get the flu vaccine. It helps minimize the severity and duration of the symptoms and illness if you do catch it.


If you get the flu, with or without the vaccine, treatment is available to help shorten the severity and duration of the illness. It’s especially important for children and the elderly to seek treatment as they are most susceptible to fatalities as a result of the flu.


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