Let's contemplate this for a moment to see if we can make sense of this question. Last year I got the flu shot in late October, 2007. In August of 2008, 10 months later, I became deathly ill with the flu. When I say deathly, I mean sicker than I have every been before. Does this mean that the shot that was supposed to protect me for the year did not work? Or did the virus mutate?
In fact, many people got sick during the 2007-2008 flu season just like I did and because I was so intrigued with the topic, when Trisha Torrey, About.com's Guide to Patient Empowerment did an interview with Onondaga County's (New York) Health Commissioner Cynthia Morrow, MD MPH, I jumped at the chance to share it with you.
Read Trisha's Article here:
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