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CDC: Flu Vaccine Protected Millions Last Season; Vaccine Coverage Remains Low

Flu activity beginning to increase; CDC urges ongoing vaccination efforts

December 9, 2016 — CDC reported today that flu vaccination prevented an estimated 5 million flu-associated illnesses and 71,000 flu hospitalizations last season yet only about two out of five people in the United States reported getting a flu vaccine this season as of early November. This information was released as the agency marks the 11th National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), an event to encourage ongoing flu vaccination into the holidays and beyond.

CDC: Flu Vaccine Protected Millions Last Season; Vaccine Coverage Remains Low

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During NIVW, we are encouraging partners to write a post on their blog on the importance of flu vaccination. Checkout participating blogs below:

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