Flu Season

exclamation square light iconGetting a flu vaccine during 2020-2021 is more important than ever because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, reducing the spread of respiratory illnesses, like flu, this winter is more important than ever. CDC has worked with vaccine manufacturers to have extra flu vaccine available and a record number of flu vaccine doses has been distributed in the U.S. There’s still time to get a flu vaccine. Use the VaccineFinderexternal icon to find out where to get vaccinated near you.​

Influenza Updates:

CDC Recommends:

  • Stay home as much as possible and avoid close contact with others.
  • Learn more about COVID-19.
FluView A Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report Prepared by the Influenza Division

A weekly influenza surveillance report prepared by the Influenza Division. All data are preliminary and may change as more reports are received.

What to Know for the 2020-2021 Influenza Season

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Frequently asked question and answers for the 2020-21 influenza season.

Current Season Info For Health Care Providers

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Find current information on the 2020-21 flu season.​

Preliminary Disease Burden Estimates

U.S. Flu Season Preliminary Flu Burden Estimates

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.

FluSight Forecasting

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The Influenza Division at CDC has engaged with members of the scientific community on real-world influenza forecasting challenges known as FluSight.