- 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 49 (Dec 2 - 8), flu activity is at the national baseline level in the U.S.
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- Weekly U.S. Influenza Surveillance Report Friday, December 14, 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 14, 2018
- Page last updated: December 14, 2018
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- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD)
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