- 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:
- New vaccines are being produced for the 2018-2019 flu season.
- 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.
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- CDC Releases Graphic Novel on Variant Flu Dangers Friday, August 10, 2018
- The Junior Disease Detectives: Operation Outbreak Graphic Novel Friday, August 10, 2018
- Study Shows Flu Vaccine Reduces Risk of Severe Illness Thursday, August 2, 2018
- CDC Says “Take 3” Actions to Fight the Flu Wednesday, August 1, 2018
- 1918 Pandemic Flu Partner Webinar Tuesday, July 24, 2018
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- Page last updated: August 10, 2018
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