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A flu shot is a vaccine for several strains or influenza virus. This year, you get the shot and “the flu.” What happened? (There are at least three explanations.)

Summary Introduction

To explain: The reason why a person who got the flu shot for several strains of influenza virus yet got the flu infection.

Concept introduction: The flu shots or flu jabs are the vaccines that protect against the infection by the influenza virus. As the influenza virus rapidly changes, a new version of this vaccine is developed twice a year. The vaccination against influenza can reduce sickness, medical visits, hospitalizations, and also deaths.

Explanation
Most of the people took the flu shot to protect us from the infection against certain viruses. The person who has undergone the vaccination for the several strains of the flu still is infected with influenza due to several reasons.

There are chances that the influenza virus is infected to the person may not be included in that year’s vaccine. There is another possibility that the body does not develop the antibodies properly against the viruses...

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