- Flu activity in the U.S. is low now, but expected to pick up in the coming months.
CDC on Flu Vaccine:
- CDC’s vaccine recommendations for the 2018-2019 flu season are now available.
- CDC recommends yearly flu vaccination for people 6 months and older.
- Get vaccinated by the end of October.
- See how much 2018-2019 flu vaccine has been distributed.
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 41 (Oct 7-13, 2018), flu activity is at levels below baseline in the U.S.
Flu Vaccine Finder
Find the flu shot near you.
- Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report Friday, October 19, 2018
- Vaccine Effectiveness - How Well Does the Flu Vaccine Work? Friday, October 12, 2018
- Seasonal Flu Shot: Questions & Answers Wednesday, October 3, 2018
- National Press Conference Kicks Off 2018-2019 Flu Vaccination Campaign Thursday, September 27, 2018
- Misconceptions about Seasonal Flu and Flu Vaccines Tuesday, September 25, 2018
- Page last reviewed: October 19, 2018
- Page last updated: October 19, 2018
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
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