Influenza Activity is Still Widepread

Influenza season is in full effect and many people are continuing to experience severe flu illness, flu-related complications (such as pneumonia), hospitalization, and even death. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) urges people who have not gotten vaccinated to do so now and also recommends that everyone 6 months and older get an influenza vaccine each season. H1N1, the flu virus that emerged in 2009, is still disproportionately affecting young and middle-aged adults. It is recommended that people with chronic medical conditions (like asthma, diabetes, heart disease, and neurological conditions), pregnant women, children younger than 5 years old and adults older than 65 years of age get the vaccine.

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