flu vaccine This Year's Flu Vaccine Prevents Illness About Half The Time By Sarah Boden • Feb 21, 2020 LM Otero / AP This season’s flu vaccine is effective about 45 percent of the time, according to preliminary data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Getting Your Flu Shot Isn't Only About You, Doctors Say By Sarah Boden • Sep 11, 2019 Sarah Boden / 90.5 WESA Summer is winding down, which means pumpkin spice lattes are popping up in coffee shops and Halloween decorations are appearing on store shelves. This Flu Season Is Less Brutal, But People Should Still Get Vaccinated By Sarah Boden • Feb 25, 2019 Darron Cummings / AP So far this flu season, one Allegheny County resident has died from a flu-related illness. Last season, there were 31 fatalities, including a woman in her early 30s. Local Colleges Report More Students Receiving Flu Shots On Campus By Sabrina Bodon • Nov 20, 2018 David Goldman / AP Demographically, college students are among the least likely age group to receive their flu shots, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.