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Carlos Maisonet, 73, reacts as Dr. Eva Berrios-Colon, a professor at Touro College of Pharmacy, injects him with flu vaccine at the faculty practice center at Brooklyn Hospital in New York. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews, File)

ATLANTA (AP) — For those 65 and older, this season’s flu shot is only 9 percent effective against the most common and dangerous flu bug, according to a startling new government report.

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