Benjamin Yount, Metro Networks
Springfield, IL -(Effingham Radio)- Illinois’ public health managers say they’re hoping that the flu vaccine will be more effective this year.
Last year’s vaccine was about 40-percent effective.
The Illinois Department of Public Health yesterday said the vaccine is usually about 60-percent effective at lessening your chances of getting the flu, or at shortening the illness if you do get sick.
Flu season typically begins in October.