- Now is the time to get your flu vaccine.
- More than 120 million doses of flu vaccine have been distributed so far this season.
- Flu vaccine has many proven benefits.
- Everyone 6 months and older should get an injectable flu vaccine before the end of October, if possible.
- CDC guidance for the 2017-2018 influenza season has been published.
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 41 (October 8-14, 2017), influenza activity was low in the United States.
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- Make a Strong Flu Vaccine Recommendation Monday, October 23, 2017
- Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report Friday, October 20, 2017
- National Press Conference Kicks Off 2017-2018 Flu Vaccination Campaign Thursday, September 28, 2017
- Recommended composition of influenza virus vaccines for use in the 2018 southern hemisphere influenza season Thursday, September 28, 2017
- Page last reviewed: October 20, 2017
- Page last updated: October 20, 2017
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
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