Feature Article — SCIENCE MADE EASY: How are Strains of Influenza Chosen for the Annual Vaccine?

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Everyone knows about influenza vaccines. For most of us, it's just a matter of making the time to get one. Another group, however, has something else to consider. An advisory group to the FDA has to decide which strains to include in the vaccine — and they have to do it months before the flu season starts. And they have to be right.

Watch this short video to find out more about the data they rely on and how they try to successfully predict the future.

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