- 2017-2018 was a high severity, H3N2-predominant season.
- Flu activity in the U.S. is low now, but expected to pick up in the Fall.
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.
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.
Flu Vaccine Finder
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- Page last updated: August 23, 2018
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