- Flu activity nationally is elevated. The 2018-2019 flu season is underway.
- CDC estimates flu cases, medical visits and hospitalizations this season.
CDC on Flu Vaccine:
- CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older. Get vaccinated now!
- Flu vaccine has many benefits and is the best way to reduce your risk of flu and its potentially serious consequences.
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 2 (January 6-12), flu activity has decreased in the U.S.
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- 2018-2019 U.S. Flu Season: Preliminary Burden Estimates Friday, January 18, 2019
- Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report Friday, January 18, 2019
- Flu Season Ongoing with Tens of Thousands Hospitalized So Far Friday, January 11, 2019
- Preliminary In-Season U.S. Influenza Burden Estimates Friday, January 11, 2019
- FluSight: Flu Forecasting Wednesday, January 9, 2019
- Page last reviewed: January 23, 2019
- Page last updated: January 23, 2019
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
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