This year’s flu vaccine isn’t a good match for this year’s most common strains of influenza. According to the Centers for Disease Control, only 48 percent of flu virus samples taken through last month were closely related to this year’s North American vaccine.
Ryan Suter missed his first game since signing with the Minnesota Wild on Wednesday night, due to an illness. A day later, the Wild found out what that illness is. And it’s an all-too familiar issue. “Yeah,” Coach Mike Yeo said. “He’s got the mumps.”
The recent measles outbreak in Minnesota is changing the way some doctors and parents are handling immunizations. The standard recommendation for the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine is one shot between 12 and 15 months, and a booster shot before preschool at 4 to 6 years old.