Anticipate Some Patients Getting Antivirals to Treat the Flu

An uptick in influenza activity will spark interest in the efficacy of the flu vaccine and when antivirals should be used for treatment.

This season is expected to be worse than usual...partly because this season's vaccine is not a good match with the A/H3N2 strain that's circulating now.

Early predictions suggest that the efficacy of the current flu vaccines in Canada will be low...less than 40% against the H3N2 strain.

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