CDC Head: Flu Vax ‘Very Good Match’ for ’22-’23 Strains

Rochelle Walensky, director for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), said the updated flu shots would be “a very good match” for the most prevalent strains of the 2022-2023 influenza season.

“We look in real time as to how well we think the influenza match is to what’s circulating, and right now, the good news is that it looks like it is a very good match,” Walensky said Monday, according to The Hill.

Published Friday, the CDC cited in its “Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report” the vaccines were “well recognized” by the immune systems of its animal test subjects.

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