CDC Flu Data
Report estimates flu illnesses and hospitalizations prevented by vaccination last season
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CDC Influenza Application
for Clinicians and Health Care Professionals
Influenza Surveillance Data the Way You Want it!
05/09/2014 11:00 AM EDT
05/09/2014 10:14 AM EDT
Flu activity is low in most of the United States, but influenza viruses are still causing illness. CDC continues to recommend vaccination as long as flu viruses are still circulating. And remember that flu antiviral drugs are a second line of defense to treat flu illness. People at high risk of serious flu illness should call a health care provider if they get flu symptoms.
What You Should Know for the 2013-2014 Season
- When did flu activity peak?
- Who was most severely impacted by flu this season?
- Are new flu viruses circulating this season?
- How well is the vaccine working this season?
A new CDC study shows that flu vaccines prevent flu-associated hospitalizations in people 65 years and older, even during seasons when vaccine effectiveness is low. The study reinforces CDC's existing recommendation for annual vaccination of 65 years and older who are at high risk for serious flu-related complications and often most impacted by serious flu disease each year resulting in hospitalization or death.