- Flu activity is increasing in the United States.
- CDC Q&A on flu vaccine effectiveness this season.
- Flu vaccine has many proven benefits.
- Everyone 6 months and older should get a flu vaccine each season.
- This season, injectable flu vaccines are recommended (inactivated or recombinant vaccines).
- See CDC’s guidance for the 2017-2018 influenza season.
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 49 (December 3-9), influenza activity is increasing in the U.S.
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- Update: Influenza Activity - United States, October 1-November 25, 2017 Thursday, December 07, 2017
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- Page last updated: December 15, 2017
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