Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu, this fall and winter is more important than ever. CDC has worked with vaccine manufacturers to have extra flu vaccine available this flu season. Manufacturers have already begun distributing flu vaccine and will continue to distribute vaccine throughout the season. CDC recommends getting a flu vaccination in September or October but getting vaccinated anytime during the flu season can help protect you. Use the VaccineFinderexternal icon to find out where to get vaccinated near you.
- Laboratory-confirmed flu activity is low at this time.
- Elevated influenza-like-illness is likely related to COVID-19.
- 197.4 million doses of flu vaccine have been distributed.
A weekly influenza surveillance report prepared by the Influenza Division. All data are preliminary and may change as more reports are received.
This web page provides preliminary cumulative estimates of flu cases, medical visits and hospitalizations for the 2019-2020 season. Final estimates will be provided later this winter.
The Influenza Division at CDC has engaged with members of the scientific community on real-world influenza forecasting challenges known as FluSight.