This Year’s Flu Vaccine Contains a Little Bit of Michigan
According to the Detroit Free Press, the flu vaccine you get this year will have a Michigan connection. Flu vaccines contain different strains of flu virus and one of the strains in this year's vaccine was first identified and tested at the University of Michigan. Says Emily Martin, an assistant professor of epidemiology at the University of Michigan and one of the people who work in the lab that first identified the strain, "it’s an honor to have collected a strain that becomes part of the vaccine."
But this is nothing new for our Wolverine friends, years ago, there was something called the A/Ann Arbor vaccine.
Dr. Martin also says right now is a good time to get your flu shot, saying, "our best data still tells us that if you get it now — in the fall before the end of October — you should be protected well throughout the season.
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