With weeks left in flu season, the FDA is already working on next year’s vaccine

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There are still weeks left in this year’s flu season, according to the FDA, but the agency is already planning on how to better protect the nation’s public health next year.

An initial report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention concluded that this year’s flu vaccine sported a 36% efficacy rate. Although that’s better than some public health experts predicted, FDA chief Dr. Scott Gottlieb said in a statement that “there is still clearly significant room for improvement.”

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