The most recent FluView report for the 2014-2015 flu season shows that flu activity is low across the United States, but there are early signs that activity is increasing, Flu activity is expected to increase further in the coming weeks.
CDC recommends an annual flu vaccine for everyone 6 months of age and older. There are documentedbenefits from flu vaccination, including reductions in flu illnesses, related doctors' visits and missed work or school. Vaccination also prevents flu-related hospitalizations and deaths.
If you have not been vaccinated yet this season, make plans to get your flu vaccine.
National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW) is a national observance that was established to highlight the importance of continuing influenza vaccination. NIVW is December 7-13, 2014.
A variety of resources for Flu Prevention Partners are available including 2014 NIVW Key Points, posters, brochures, ecards, buttons, and the NIVW Media Toolkit.
Influenza-Related Questions & Answers
- What You Should Know for the 2014-2015 Influenza Season
- Seasonal Influenza Q&A
- Seasonal Influenza Vaccine Supply for the U.S. 2014-2015 Influenza Season
Pregnant? Get a Flu Shot!
If you're pregnant, a flu shot is your best protection against serious flu illness. A flu shot can protect pregnant women, their unborn babies, and even the baby after birth.