State Health officials are saying that this year's flu vaccine is about 36 percent effective. Washington state’s Communicable Disease Epidemiologist Dr. Scott Lindquist says that is a reflection of the kind of flu virus that has been going around.

Dr. Lindquist says there was the introduction of a second strain of the flu virus that caused some challenges. He strongly recommends if you haven't gotten a flu shot to done so and stay home if you're sick.

The state has counted nearly 200 people in the state who have died from the flu.

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