- Flu activity is low overall, but is increasing in the United States.
CDC on Flu Vaccine:
- CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older. Get vaccinated now!
- More than 160 million doses of flu vaccine have been distributed this season.
- 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 48 (Nov 25 - Dec 1), flu activity remains at levels above baseline in the U.S.
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- Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report Friday, December 7, 2018
- CDC Responds to Approval of New Flu Antiviral Drug Tuesday, December 4, 2018
- Estimated Influenza Illnesses, Medical visits, Hospitalizations, and Deaths in the United States — 2017–2018 influenza season Thursday, October 25, 2018
- Influenza A(H3N2) Variant Virus Outbreak at Three Fairs — Maryland, 2017 Thursday, October 25, 2018
- Final Influenza Vaccination Coverage Estimates for 2017–18 Season Thursday, October 25, 2018
- Page last reviewed: December 7, 2018
- Page last updated: December 7, 2018
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
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