U of M study: Flu shots fall short of ‘consistent’ high-level protection

October 26, 2011 at 2:03 am in Grand Forks Herald

New studies suggest that existing vaccines have a “track record of substantial safety and moderate efficacy,” researchers wrote, but fall short of the “consistent high-level protection” that’s needed. The findings should serve as a wake-up call for vaccine manufacturers, said Dr. Michael Osterholm of the University of Minnesota’s Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy. Continue Reading