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This season’s flu shot did almost no good at protecting people over 65 from the worst and most dominant flu strain, according to a government study released Thursday. AP Photo/Matt Rourke

Flu shot did almost no good at protecting people 65 and older


ATLANTA — It turns out this year’s flu shot is doing a startlingly dismal job of protecting senior citizens, the most vulnerable age group.

The vaccine is proving only 9 percent effective in people 65 and older against the harsh strain of the flu that is predominant this season, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said Thursday.

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