Read a few helpful tips to prevent seasonal influenza.
About 5% to 20% of the U.S. population gets the flu every year. The CDC estimates that there have been 9 to 41 million flu illnesses a year between 2010 and 2020.
While getting vaccinated is the most effective way of avoiding the flu, understanding how the flu spreads is a big step towards prevention.
Read about the impact of seasonal flu—and of vaccinations.
Certain people may have higher risk factors for influenza complications.
Did you know? The best time to get vaccinated is before the flu starts to spread where you live. According to the CDC, everyone who is eligible to get a flu vaccine should receive one by the end of October.