CDC Says Get a Flu Shot!

With flu activity on the rise, only 2 out of 5 people in the United States have gotten this season’s vaccine.

Vaccine Infographic / Courtesy of CDC
Vaccine Infographic / Courtesy of CDC

On December 9th, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention sent out a press release stressing the importance of vaccinations this flu season. The news comes amid National Influenza Vaccination Week (NIVW), an event created to encourage vaccinations through the holidays and beyond.

A CDC infographic reports that during last year’s flu season, an estimated 5 million illnesses, 2.5 million medical visits, and 71,000 hospitalizations were prevented. So while you’re out observing NIVW with your friends this week, make sure one of the celebratory shots you take is a vaccine.

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