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The most recent FluView report indicates that flu season is just getting started in the United States; activity is still low across most of the country. Increases in activity are expected in the coming weeks. Flu activity most often peaks in February and can last into May. It is not too late to get your flu vaccine this season. Flu vaccines this season have been updated to better match circulating viruses.
CDC recommends a yearly flu vaccine for everyone 6 months and older. Vaccination can reduce flu illnesses, doctors' visits, and missed work and school due to flu, as well as prevent flu-related hospitalizations. More than 143.3 million doses of flu vaccine have been distributed in the United States. It takes about two weeks after vaccination for protection to set in, making now the perfect time to get vaccinated. Find a Vaccine.
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CDC has launched the #VaxWithMe selfie campaign as an innovative way to capture and share flu vaccination promotion across various digital platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube). This campaign encourages individuals to share photos and videos of themselves (hashtagged #VaxWithMe) during or after getting a flu shot.
To see an interactive display of selfies posted for this campaign this season, visit: CDC Posts weekly updates to the campaign timeline!
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