Yes, Flu Season is Worse this Year

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If you, your family, or your coworkers are getting sick more than usual this winter, you’re in good company.

Cities and states across the nation are seeing more influenza cases than in recent years. Boston even declared a public health emergency Wednesday, and New York is among 29 states reporting high levels of flu-like illnesses, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Dr. Doris Bucher of New York Medical College helped develop this year’s flu vaccine. She joins WNYC to talk more about the flu season and whether getting a vaccination at this point is still helpful.