The 2015 flu season wasn't as bad as reported

FLU vaccination is similarly effective in general practice and in hospital settings, affording modest protection at 40–50%, analysis of Australian data suggests. 

According to sentinel surveillance data gathered during the flu seasons of 2011–13, protection provided by the flu vaccine was slightly higher in general practice than in hospitals (50% vs 39%).

The difference in vaccine effectiveness may reflect the population at risk of hospitalisation, which is more likely to include people with impaired vaccine-induced immunity, such as those with