FluView - Weekly Influenza Surveillance Report
Situation Update: Summary of Weekly FluView Report
UPDATE: Total doses of flu vaccine distributed for 2015-16 season
Flu activity is low in the United States, but CDC has received reports of early outbreaks in institutions across the country. Most of these outbreaks have been attributed to H3N2 viruses. Flu causes millions of illnesses, hundreds of thousands of hospitalizations and thousands of deaths every season.
More than 140.5 million doses of 2015-16 flu vaccine have been distributed so far. This season’s vaccines have been updated to better match circulating viruses. CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older. While how well the vaccine works can vary, flu vaccine is the best way to protect against flu. Vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits, and missed work and school, as well as prevent hospitalizations.
It takes about two weeks after vaccination for protection to set in, making now the perfect time to get vaccinated. Find a Vaccine