Flu Vaccination is Still a Public Health Priority

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is making a big push to prevent the spread of influenza.  Most recent data from the 2021-2022 season show 4 million flu-related medical visits, 100,000 flu-related hospitalizations, and 5,000 flu deaths.  This year has already seen several states with the highest levels of respiratory illness that include fever plus a cough or sore throat.  The CDC recommends flu vaccination for everyone aged 6 months and older and provides a broad range of communication resources to get the word out.