- 2017-2018 was a high severity, H3N2-predominant season with record-breaking levels of influenza-like illness and hospitalization rates.
- CDC reports 177 flu-related deaths in children during 2017-2018.
CDC on Flu Vaccine:
- All 2017-2018 flu vaccine will expire by June 30. New vaccine is being produced for the 2018-2019 flu season and will be available in the fall.
- CDC recommends yearly vaccination for people 6 months and older.
Everyone 6 months & older should receive a yearly flu vaccine.
Flu can cause mild to severe illness. Learn the symptoms of flu.
Prescription medications called antiviral drugs can be used to treat flu.
During week 20 (May 13-19, 2018), flu activity continued to decrease in the U.S.
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- Influenza Division Staff Win Two Charles C. Shepard Awards Monday, June 25, 2018
- Update: Influenza Activity in the United States During the 2017–18 Season and Composition of the 2018–19 Influenza Vaccine Tuesday, June 12, 2018
- Page last reviewed: July 13, 2018
- Page last updated: July 13, 2018
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
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