Flu Burden and Flu Burden Averted by Vaccination Infographic
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2017-2018 Flu Season: Flu Burden and Flu Burden Averted by Vaccination
During the 2017-2018 flu season, CDC estimates flu caused:
49 million flu illnesses, 960,000 flu hospitalizations, 79,000 flu deaths
This severe season could have been worse without flu vaccines.
Approximately 40% if the U.S. population chose to get a flu vaccine during the 2017-2018 flu season, and this prevented an estimated:
7 million, about the population of New York City.
109,000, or about the number of vehicles crossing the Golden Gate Bridge each day.
8,000, or twice the number of hospitals in the U.S.
Imagine the impact if more Americans chose to get a flu vaccine.
Many more flu illnesses, flu hospitalizations and flu deaths could be prevented.