The Benefits of Flu Vaccination 2019-2020 Infographic
2019-2020 Flu Season: Burden and Burden Averted by Vaccination
During the 2019-2020 season, CDC estimates flu caused:
38 million flu illnesses.
400,000 flu hospitalizations.
22,000 flu deaths.
It could have been even worse without flu vaccines.
Nearly 52% of the U.S. population 6 months and older got a flu vaccine during the 2019-2020 flu season, and this prevented an estimated:
7.5 million flu illnesses, more than the combined population of Kentucky and Kansas.
105,000 flu hospitalizations, enough people to fill Michigan Stadium at the University of Michigan.
6,300 flu deaths, equivalent to saving about 17 lives per day over the course of a year.
Imagine the impact if more Americans chose to get a flu vaccine.
Many more flu illnesses, flu hospitalizations, and flu deaths could be prevented.
The estimates for the 2019-2020 influenza season are preliminary pending additional data from the season.