Vaccine makers to produce record amount of flu jab

The five key vaccine makers say they plan to produce a record 143 million doses of flu vaccine for the U.S. market next season, which should be enough to satisfy demand. Manufacturers delivered 140 million doses for the last flu season, most of which were useless against the strains that were actually in circulation. Each year some 200,000 people in the U.S. are hospitalized for the flu, and 36,000 people die from it.

- read the report from Newsday