2017-2018 Estimated Influenza Illnesses, Medical visits, and Hospitalizations Averted by Vaccination in the United States

full report of the 2017-2018 season burden and influenza illness and burden of influenza illness prevented by vaccination in the United States is available online.

The benefits of flu vaccination 2017-2018

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The Benefits of Flu Vaccination 2017-2018 Infographic (Text Version)

Approximately 40% of the U.S. population chose to get a flu vaccine during the 2017-2018 flu season, and this prevented an estimated:

6.2 million flu illnesses, more than twice the number of registered nurses in the U.S.

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91,000 flu hospitalizations, about the number of people who can fit in the Rose Bowl stadium in Pasadena, CA.

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5,700 flu deaths, more than the number of children born in the U.S. every 12 hours

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