- 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 48 (Nov 26-Dec 2), influenza activity is increasing in the U.S.
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- Frequently Asked Flu Questions 2017-2018 Influenza Season Thursday, December 07, 2017
- Update: Influenza Activity - United States, October 1-November 25, 2017 Thursday, December 07, 2017
- Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report Friday, December 01, 2017
- Research on Zoonotic (Animal Origin) Influenza (Flu) Viruses of Public Health Concern Tuesday, November 21, 2017
- Page last reviewed: December 8, 2017
- Page last updated: December 11, 2017
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