- Flu activity is increasing in the United States.
- More than 130 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 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 45 (November 5-11, 2017), influenza activity is increasing in the U.S.
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- Research on Zoonotic (Animal Origin) Influenza (Flu) Viruses of Public Health Concern Tuesday, November 21, 2017
- Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report Friday, November 17, 2017
- Update: Influenza Activity - United States and Worldwide, May 21-September 23, 2017 Monday, November 13, 2017
- CDC Yearly Lab Work on Flu Viruses Thursday, October 26, 2017
- Page last reviewed: November 21, 2017
- Page last updated: November 21, 2017
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
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