The Big Story Blog

Wednesday 10/26/2011
Vaccines not the flu fighters we thought?

Posted at 6:20 AM on October 26, 2011 by Paul Tosto
Filed under: Hed

This flu season, U.S. manufacturers estimate they will distribute as many as 173 million doses of flu vaccine. The heavy promotion and easy access to the vaccine gives the impression that anyone who is immunized will be protected from flu. But the new analysis of flu studies by researchers suggests that's not the case for many people.


About Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto

Paul Tosto writes the Big Story Blog for MPR News. He joined the newsroom in 2008 after more than 20 years reporting on education, politics and the economy for news wires and newspapers across the country.